Mr. Hay to Mr. Wu.

No. 196.]

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note No. 220, of the 16th instant, expressing your appreciation of the justness of the course pursued by the Treasury Department in the case of the Chiness student Tong Tseng.

In reply, I have the honor to inform you that a copy of your note has been sent to the Secretary of the Treasury for his information.

Accept, etc.,

John Hay.