File No. 1012/–4.

The Acting Secretary of State to Chargé Brown.

No. 293.]

Sir: I have to acknowledge the receipt of your dispatch No. 441, of the 29th ultimo, transmitting correspondence relating to the imprisonment of Ramon Chan.

It would appear that the Chinese nationality of Mr. Ramon Chan had not been positively ascertained, hut had been inferred from his name.

I am, etc.,

Alvey A. Adee.