Mr. Hay to Mr. Wu Ting-fang.

No. 141.]

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of the 7th instant relative to the status of Chinese in the Philippine Islands, and to inform you that in accordance with the request which you therein make, a copy thereof as well as copies of your former notes of February 3, September 12, November 15, and December 14, 1889, on the same subject, have been communicated to Congress.

Accept, etc.,

John Hay.