File No. 10388/27.

Minister Rockhill to the Secretary of State.

No. 943.]

Sir: In continuation of the legation’s No. 818 of January 22 last, I have the honor to inform you that the payment of the American claims on account of the 1905 riots at Shanghai has been made in full [Page 151] by the local Chinese officials to the consul general there, who informs me that he has forwarded same to the department as instructed.

I have, etc.,

W. R. Rockhill.