File No. 774/328–330.
Minister Rockhill to the Secretary of State.
Peking , August 12, 1908 .
Sir: In further confirmation of my telegram of to-day informing you that the Chinese Government has accepted the program of preliminary inquiries of the American delegates to the joint opium commission, I have the honor to inclose herewith copy in translation of the note which I received yesterday from the Prince of Ch’ing infonning me of the said acceptance, and transmitting a copy of the memorial and imperial edict of May 23 last, which lays down the line of investigation to be pursued by the Chinese delegates. This memorial was sent you in my No. 937, of June 8, 1908. I inclose it, however, for convenient reference.
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