Mr. Hay to Mr. Wu.

No. 218.]

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note, No. 240, of the 22d instant, calling attention to some of the hardships which you believe will inevitably result to the subjects of China in case some of the legislation proposed in the bill now pending in Congress for the restriction of Chinese immigration to the United States should become a law.

In reply I have the honor to inform you that copies of your note have been sent to the Senate Committee on Immigration and the House Committee on Foreign Affairs for their information.

Accept, etc.,

John Hay.