File No. 15077/21–22.

The Acting Secretary of State to the Chinese Minister.

No. 129.]

Sir: Referring to your note of August 13 last, and to the department’s note of the 22d of that month in reply, concerning the exercise of the good offices of the American diplomatic and consular officers in Chile and Ecuador in behalf of Chinese residents in those Republics, [Page 63] I have the honor to inclose herewith for your information a copy of a dispatch from the American consul general at Guayaquil on the subject.

You will perceive thereby that the form which the Government of Ecuador has accepted as a satisfactory certificate to be given to Chinese subjects in Ecuador, when applied for by them, has the effect of a passport. This concession on the part of the Government of Ecuador will, the department feels confident, be very gratifying to you and to your Government.

Accept, etc.,

Alvey A. Adee.

Consul General Dietrich to the Secretary of State.

No. 235.]

Sir: I have the honor, respectfully referring to copy of the departments instructions No. 61 of August 22, 1908, received from the legation at Quito, regarding the protection of Chinese subjects resident in Ecuador, to inclose herewith form of certificate which has been accepted by the Government of Ecuador as a satisfactory form of certificate to be given to the Chinese subjects, when applied for by them.

I have, etc.,

Herman R. Dietrich.

Form of certificate.

No. _ _ _

To all whom these presents shall come, greeting:

I, Herman R. Dietrich, consul general of the United States of America, certify: That _ _ _ _ claims to be a subject of the Emperor of China, resident in Ecuador, and that, upon his proving his status as a Chinese subject, he will in case of need, be entitled to the protection of the Government of the United States and to the good offices of the diplomatic and consular officers thereof, while in Ecuador, in pursuance of an understanding between the Governments of Ecuador and China to that end.

I, therefore, request all whom it may concern to permit safely and freely to pass Mr. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _, and that in case of need, to give him all lawful aid and protection.

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _,
Consul General of the United States at Guayaquil, Ecuador,
and in charge of the interests of China.
(Signature of the bearer.)