Mr. Hay to Mr. Wu.

No. 228.]

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note No. 247, of the 19th instant, on the recent discussion in Congress regarding the Chinese-exclusion bill and its action in the matter, and stating what your Government expects regarding the execution of the new law.

Your request that your note be laid before the President has been complied with.

Accept, etc.,

John Hay.