Mr. Denby to Mr. Olney .

No. 2291.]

Sir: I have the honor to inform you that riots occurred during the last days of May and early in June in Szechuan at the following places: Chengtu (the capital), Kuan Hsien, Hsin-tu Hsien, Kiung Chou, Kiating, Ya Chou, Mei Chou, Sui Fu, Lu Chou, Pao-ning, P’eng shan, and Hsin king.

The Methodist Episcopal mission (American), the American Baptist mission, the China Inland mission (English), the Canadian Methodist mission, and the Roman Catholic mission were the sufferers. All their property was wrecked.

I shall furnish you with a detailed statement prepared by American missionaries as soon as it reaches me.

I have, etc.,

Charles Denby