The Secretary of State to Minister Rockhill.

No. 89.]

Sir: Referring to your No. 113, of October 4 last,b inclosing a copy of a revised translation of the note addressed to the Prince of Ch’ing by the representatives of the powers, by which they accept the Chinese Government’s proposals for the settlement of the indemnity due under the final protocol of September 7, 1901, I have to inform you that a copy of your dispatch was sent to the Secretary of the Treasury for his information.

A copy of a letter from the Acting Secretary of the Treasury in reply, stating the Treasury Department’s understanding of the situation, is herewith inclosed.

I am, etc.,

E. Root.