File No. 893.51/1365.

The Secretary of State to the American Group.

Sirs: I have to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of March 31 on the subject of loans made to the Chinese Government for the education of Chinese students in the United States under the arrangement made following the remission of the Boxer indemnity and in reply to state that the matter will be given due consideration by the Department.

I am [etc.]

W. J. Bryan.