File No. 2413/140.

The Acting Secretary of State to Minister Rockhill.


(Mr. Bacon directs Mr. Rockhill to express to the Foreign Office this Government’s sincere appreciation of the very friendly sentiments contained in the note of the Imperial Chinese Government of the 15th instant. Informs Mr. Rockhill that the United States is deeply gratified to learn of the intention of China to send annually numbers of students to this country for educational purposes, and states that China may count on the entire sympathy and hearty cooperation of the United States in this most commendable undertaking.)