File No. 135/6–7.
Minister Rockhill to the Secretary of State .
Peking , September 4, 1907.
Sir: Referring to the department’s instruction No. 299, of May 31 last (file No. 135–1) and my reply thereto, No. 669, of July 18, 1907, on the subject of the Chinese characters to be used by the local authorities in stamping deeds for property purchased for missionary purposes in China, I have the honor to inclose copy of a note received from the foreign office, by which it is agreed to stamp the deeds in the manner suggested by this legation.
A copy of this note has been sent to our consuls in China for their information and guidance.
I have, etc.,