File No. 1012/7–8.

The Secretary of State to the Chinese Chargé.

No. 100.]

Sir: I have the honor to inclose herewith a letter, or petition, addressed to the minister of China to the United States by several Chinese merchants in Guatemala, on the subject of the recent application of the exclusion laws of that country to persons of the Chinese race.

The letter was transmitted by the signers through the American legation at Guatemala City.

Accept, sir, etc.,

Elihu Root.