File No. 151.07/3.

The Chinese Chargé d’Affaires to the Secretary of State.

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of the 13th instant,1 with reference to the application of Wong Foon Chuck and Wong Jon Kin, merchants of Torreón, Mexico, to be [Page 618] allowed to reside at Eagle Pass, Tex., until the disturbances at Torreón cease, informing the legation that it has been the practice of the American immigration authorities on the Mexican border to allow Chinese residents in Mexico, whether of the merchant class or not, to take refuge in the United States.

This action of the American authorities has given the desired relief to the Chinese residents in Mexico in the present disturbed condition of that country and is sincerely appreciated by the Imperial Government.

Accept [etc.],

Yung Kwan.
  1. Not printed.