File No. 1012/–4.

The Acting Secretary of State to the Chinese Minister.

No. 78.]

Sir: I have the honor to inclose for your information a copy of a dispatch from the legation in Guatemala City, transmitting correspondence relating to the exercise of the good offices of the American chargé d’affaires ad interim in behalf of Mr. Ramon Chan, who is referred to as presumably of Chinese nationality.

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

Accept, etc.,

Alvey A. Adee.