The Secretary of State to Chargé Garter.

No. 116.]

Sir: I have to acknowledge the receipt of your No. 103,a of the 13th ultimo, in which, with reference to my telegram of December 15 to the [Page 804] ambassador on the subject of the boycott of American goods by Chinese at Singapore, you transmit copy of a note from the foreign office stating that the matter will be brought to the attention of the governor of the Straits Settlements.

This Government highly appreciates the action of the foreign office.

I am, etc.,

Elihu Root.