File No. 10388/21.
The Secretary of State to Minister Rockhill.
Washington, March 12, 1908.
(Mr. Root refers to department’s telegraphic instruction of June 8, 1906, and instructs Mr. Rockhill to inform the Chinese Government that since the British and German subjects have been paid for losses incurred in the Shanghai riots of December, 1905, this Government, after careful investigation of the claims of American citizens for losses suffered, has determined upon the sum of $889.73 gold in final settlement. Mr. Root directs that a formal demand for this amount be presented.)