The Secretary of State to the Minister in Ecuador ( Bading )
Sir: The Department has received your despatch No. 656 of January 27, 1926, describing the steps taken by you in securing the release of the Chinese merchants who had been arbitrarily arrested in Guayaquil and whose deportation was threatened.
The Department is gratified to learn of the successful results of your good offices on behalf of the Chinese in this case.
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