File No. 803/11–12.

The Secretary of State to the Chinese Minister.

No. 88.]

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note No. 84, of the 21st instant, giving a list of Chinese officials specially authorized by the Chinese Government to issue to Chinese of the exempt class coming to the United States from other countries than China the certificate prescribed by section 6 of the act of July 5, 1884.

In reply I have the honor to say that a copy of your note has been sent to the Secretary of Commerce and Labor, for his information.

Accept, etc.,

Elihu Root.