Mr. Adee to Mr. Conger.

No. 569.]

Sir: I have to acknowledge the receipt of your No. 1070, of the 16th ultimo, in regard to the complaints made by certain Chinese residents in Honolulu against the actions of the Chinese consul there and the consequent vicarious punishment of their relatives in China.

Your note on this subject, addressed to the Chinese Government in compliance with instructions No. 541, of July 2, is approved by the Department.

I am, etc.,

Alvey A. Adee,
Acting Secretary.