File No. 837.55/29.

The Chinese Minister to the Secretary of State.

No. 68.]

Sir: Referring to your note of the 20th ultimo, in which you were good enough to inform me that the American Minister at Havana, Cuba, succeeded in securing the suspension for sixty (60) days of the prohibition against Chinese immigration into that country, I have the honor to inform you that the period of sixty (60) days above mentioned will expire at the end of this month.

By reason of the urgency of the case, I shall be greatly obliged if you will be kind as to issue fresh instructions to the American Minister at Habana to cooperate with the Chinese Chargé d’Affaires in an effort to induce the Cuban Government to allow the suspending order to remain in force pending the conclusion of a treaty between China and Cuba.

Accept [etc.]

Kai Fu Shah.