File No. 312.93/43.

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

My Dear Mr. Chargé d’Affaires: The Department is in receipt of a telegram dated the 18th instant from the American Consul at Durango, Mexico, which I have the honor to quote for your information:

Kindly ascertain at Chinese Legation what arrangements, if any, have been made for Chinese subjects to leave Mexico. Several hundred in this district without consular representative and very much alarmed. Many cases of actual suffering.

The Department will be happy to transmit to the Consul such reply as you may desire to make.

I am [etc.]

John E. Osborne.