The Chinese Minister to the Secretary of State.


My Dear Mr. Secretary: I beg to acknowledge, with thanks, the receipt of your personal note of the 13th instant, inclosing a copy of a dispatch from the American minister to Guatemala, in which he reports that a clerk of a Chinese subject having been arrested and assaulted by a Guatemalan policeman, he used his good offices in behalf of the injured man and obtained satisfactory redress, and to request that you will kindly convey to Minister Combs the assurance of my sincere appreciation of his righteous action in this matter.

I am, my dear Mr. Secretary, very sincerely, yours,

Chentung Liang Cheng.