Mr. Hay to Mr. Wu.

No. 187.]

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note No. 214, of the 28th ultimo, requesting that permission be granted to the Chinese student, Tong Tseng, whose case is described in your note, to land at Honolulu, to which place he goes for the purpose of pursuing an educational course.

In reply I have the honor to inform you that I have sent a copy of your note to the Secretary of the Treasury for his information, and have commended the case to his consideration.

Accept, etc.,

John Hay.