File No. 2413/146–148.
Minister Rockhill to the Secretary of State.
Peking, July 16, 1908.
Sir: In further reference to your telegraphic instruction of May 25, 1908, directing me to inform the Chinese Government that Congress had passed an act authorizing the President to modify the indemnity bond given the United States by China under the provisions of Article VI of the Peking final protocol of September 7, 1901, and remit to China, as an act of friendship, a portion of it, I have the honor to inclose copy of my note to the Prince of Ch’ing, his reply thereto and the supplementary note outlining the scheme of the Imperial Government for the creation of an educational mission in the United States.
I have, etc.,