File No. 819.55/7.

The Secretary of State to the American Chargé d’Affaires at Peking.


Your June 19. For some time our Legation has been using its good offices on behalf of the Chinese in Panama. The Department assumes that as the Congress has adjourned until September, 1914, modification of the law is impossible, but will advise the Legation at Panama of the desire of the Chinese Government for suspension of the law pending conclusion of a treaty. If this is not possible the Department will instruct the Legation to use its good offices to obtain regulations not unnecessarily severe.