Mr. Denby to Mr. Olney.
Peking, July 12, 1895. (Received August 23.)
Sir: I have the honor to inform you that I have designated Rev. Spencer Lewis, a resident of Chungking, to act as the American member of a commission to examine into the causes and results of the Szechuan riots.
I have addressed to Mr. Lewis a communication, of which a copy is inclosed, wherein the purposes of this commission, the constitution thereof, and its duties are set forth.
I have, etc.,