File No. 819.55/65.

The Chinese Minister to the Secretary of State.

No. 47.]

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your Department’s note of the 4th instant, in which you are good enough to inform me that the exercise of good offices on the part of the American Minister to Panama has resulted in preventing the enactment of the so-called Chinese Exclusion Law in Panama.

I need hardly assure you that this welcome intelligence is very gratifying to my Government; and I take this opportunity to thank you and the American Minister to Panama for his successful intervention in behalf of the Chinese residents in Panama.

Accept [etc.]

Kai Fu Shah.