The Chinese Minister to the Acting Secretary of State.

No. 64.]

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your Department’s note of the 14th ultimo, informing me regarding the case of Ho Choy Yeen, a Chinese comprador, who was drowned in Canton, that, as an act of friendly good will to China and in view of my statement of the case, your Department has paid to the widow of the unfortunate man, through the American consul-general at Shanghai, the sum of $1,500.

I have the honor to say in reply that I have reported to my government the action of your Department in the premises.

Accept, etc.,

Chentung Liang-Cheng.