Mr. Loomis to Mr. Conger.

No. 840.]

Sir: I have to acknowledge the receipt of your No. 1680, of the 12th ultimo, inclosing copies of your correspondence with the foreign office on the subject of the Whangpu conservancy scheme.

The Department approves your note of August 11 to Prince Ch’ing wherein the views of this Government touching the Chinese offer of certain opium revenues as a guaranty for the faithful carrying out of the scheme are correctly stated. * * *

I am, etc.,

F. B. Loomis,
Acting Secretary.