The Chinese minister to the Secretary of State.
Washington , January 4, 1905 .
Sir: Referring to the interview which I had with you in November last regarding the case of Ho Choy Yeen, a Chinese subject who was drowned at Canton, China, by certain American sailors from a United States war ship, I have the honor to inclose herewith a translation of a telegram from the Waiwu Pu on the subject and two extracts from English newspapers published in Shanghai giving an account of the incident for your consideration in conjunction with the report from the United States minister at Peking referred to in the said telegram, which report must have by this time reached your Department.[Page 114]
Seeing that you are now in possession of all the facts tor judging the merits of the case, I take the liberty of calling your attention again to this matter. I hope you will soon be able to take such favorable action on the case as will satisfy the demands of justice.