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File No. 893.51/436.

The Secretary of State to the American Ambassador to Japan.


You may at your discretion make public a statement to the effect that the Governments having important commercial relations with China were early notified1 of the general features of the currency [Page 98]loan and their support of the enterprise was invited. This notification and invitation included Japan and Russia. As the reform is one in which all the leading powers are alike interested, the United States has steadily favored the widest possible international participation both in the loan and in the reform. The financial details are, however, properly subject to the decision of the bankers concerned.

  1. See telegram of Oct. 31, 1910, above, p. 91.