File No. 2413/138A.
The Secretary of State to Minister Rockhill.
Washington , May 27, 1908 .
Sir: I inclose herewith copy of an act of Congress authorizing the return to, the Government of China a portion of the indemnity exacted to repay losses sustained by reason of the Boxer disturbances of 1900.
The department would be glad of suggestions from the Government of China bearing upon the times and manner in which the remission shall be made. In conferences with the Chinese Government on this subject you will, of course, bear in mind the conversations which you had with the Secretary of State during your recent visit to the United States.
I confirm the department’s telegram of the 25th instant on this subject.1
I am, etc.,