File No. 803.

The Chinese Minister to the Secretary of State.

No. 72.]

Sir: I hare the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of the 13th instant relative to the case of Dr. F. C. Yen, a Chinese student, and to say, in reply, that steps are being taken to obtain for the files of the Department of Commerce and Labor a regular section 6 certificate in his case in accordance with your request.

As to the suggestion made by the Secretary of Commerce and Labor in connection with this subject that the Imperial Government empower persons located in countries other than China to grant to [Page 271] Chinese subjects there resident the certificates prescribed by the United States laws, I shall take an early opportunity to bring the matter to the attention of my Government.


Chentung Liang Cheng.