File No. 803/11–12.

The Chinese Minister to the Secretary of State.

My Dear Mr. Secretary: Referring to my note of the 21st of January last, giving a list of Chinese officials specially authorized by my Government to issue the so-called “section 6 certificates” to Chinese of the exempt class coming to the United States from other countries than China, I take the liberty of suggesting that the diplomatic and consular representatives of the United States abroad be instrusted to recognize and vise the certificates properly issued by the Chinece officials referred to, if they are not already so instructed. This will prevent a great deal of misunderstanding that may arise from the issuance of those certificates.

I am, etc.,

Chentung Liang Cheng.