Mr. Adee to Mr. Porter.

No. 833.]

Sir: Your No. 720, of the 22d ultimo, has been received, and the Department is pleased with the frank declaration of Mr. Delcassé that the policy of his Government is to preserve the unity of the Chinese Empire and restore order therein, and to do nothing that will disturb that entente between the powers which is so necessary at this crisis.

I am, etc.,

Alvey A. Adee,
Acting Secretary.