am receiving on all hands the strongest expressions of satisfaction in regard to it.
The Chinese Minister at Washington was one of the first to send his thanks.
Among the many letters received by Mr. Garrison was one from Wong Ar Chong, an intelligent Chinaman (Ms.
Feb. 28), closely dissecting and answering Blaine's charges, and another from W. H. Besse, a New Bedford sea-captain, who testified warmly in favor of the Chinese, from thirty years knowledge of them (Ms.
Feb. 27). From San Francisco came an unexpected letter from John A. Collins (ante, 2: 277), from whom Mr. Garrison had heard nothing directly or indirectly for many years, and a pleasant correspondence and interchange of photographs followed.
To his friend A. J. Grover of Chicago, Mr. Garrison wrote (Ms.
March 7): It is essentially the old anti-slavery issue in another form—whether one portion of mankind may rightfully claim superiority over another on account of birth, descent, or nativity, or for any other reaso