File No. 704.9319/2.

The Chinese Minister to the Secretary of State.

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note, No. 242, of the 24th instant, informing me that the American Minister at Panama has been instructed to use his good offices, with the consent of the Government of Panama, for the protection of Chinese interests along the lines indicated in my memorandum of March 13 to your Department.

I beg to express to you my sincere thanks for your kind compliance with my request. This friendly action, I assure you, is most gratifying to my Government and is deeply appreciated by it.

Accept [etc.]

Chang Yin Tang.