File No. 811.001W69/3.

The Secretary of State to the Chinese Minister.

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of the 4th instant enclosing a translation of a congratulatory message addressed to the President by the President of China.

I beg you to be so good as to inform President Yuan Shi-Kai that his good wishes are highly appreciated by the President.

Accept [etc.]

W. J. Bryan.