File No. 312.93/45.

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

My dear Mr. Secretary: I beg to acknowledge the receipt of your note of September 19th informing me [etc.] the substance of which I telegraphed to my Government for its information, and in reply thereto I have been directed to ask the Department to instruct the [Page 921] American Consul at Durango to render such assistance as may be necessary to those Chinese who are destitute and needing help, and that the Legation will be glad to reimburse the Department for such expense as may be incurred.

I beg [etc.]

Chang Kang-jen.

Note.—The Consul was instructed as above requested, on September 26.