File No. 1132.

The Chinese Minister to the Secretary of State.

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your department’s note of the 28th ultimo with regard to the granting of section 6 certificates to Chinese subjects of the exempt classes coming from countries other than China to the United States, and to say in reply that I have communicated to my Government for its consideration the objections therein stated to the plan proposed.

Accept, etc.,

Chentung Liang Cheng.