File No. 704.9312/9.

The American Ambassador to the Secretary of State.

No. 635.]

Sir: With reference to the Department’s telegraphic instruction of the 27th ultimo, in regard to the use by the American consular agent at Torreón of his informal good offices in behalf of the Chinese residents of that place, I have the honor to inform the Department that the Mexican Government advises me in a note which I have just received that it has no objection to the use of such good offices by the American consular agent at Torreón. I have to-day addressed Mr. Carothers in this sense.

I have [etc.],

Henry Lane Wilson.