Mr. Wu to Mr. Hay.

No. 225.]

Sir: Referring to my note to you, dated December 31 last, and my conversation with you regarding the disposition of the $375,000 in silver bullion taken from the yamen of the salt-tax commissioner at Tientsin in 1900, I have the honor to inform you that I have received a cablegram from the Imperial Government indicating its preference to have the above-mentioned money paid over to this legation, and authorizing me to receive the same on its behalf.

Accept, etc.,

Wu Ting-fang.