The Acting Secretary of State to Minister Dudley.

No. 360.]

Sir: I have to acknowledge the receipt of your dispatch No. 1119, of the 17th ultimo, in regard to the case of Chung Dai Yau, a native of Hawaii, of Chinese parentage, claiming American citizenship under the provisions of Section IV of the act of April 30, 1900, entitled “An act to provide a government for the Territory of Hawaii.”

In reply I have to inform you that as you are satisfied of the truth of the man’s statements you may issue him a passport.

The question of his admission to territory of the United States is under the jurisdiction of another Department.

I am, etc.,

Herbert H. D. Peirce.