Harper’s Weekly, April 10, 1880, page 188 (News Brief)
Chinese emigrants, who have become alarmed at the violence with which they are threatened in San Francisco, are preparing to seek refuge elsewhere, and some have already arrived in New York. It is stated that the Chinese government has directed inquiry to be made as to whether the United States will protect Chinamen in this country. Certain rights were guaranteed by the Burlingame Treaty, but the treaty was to be binding upon both governments equally; and if it is not sufficient to protect the Chinese in the United States, our government can not claim its protection to American citizens in China. As San Francisco is a part of the United States, there certainly is no reason why the rights of Chinamen should not have legal protection there as well as in New York, or anywhere else in our country.

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