File No. 1012/5.

The Acting Secretary of State to Minister Combs.

No. 322.]

Sir: I have to acknowledge the receipt of your dispatch No. 516, of the 23d ultimo, reporting the successful use of your good offices to obtain redress for a clerk of a Chinese firm, who had been arrested and assaulted by a Guatemalan policeman.

Your friendly intervention in behalf of this Chinese subject is approved by the department.

I am, etc.,

Robert Bacon.