File No. 893.811/175.

The Secretary of State to Minister Reinsch.

No. 233.]

Sir: In further reply to your despatch No. 424 of October 28, 1914, relating to the need of an advance of $5,000,000 on the proposed Huai River loan, I send you herewith copy of a letter dated January 6, 1915, from the American Red Cross to the Department of State on these matters.

The Department has today telegraphed you in the sense suggested by the Red Cross.

I am [etc.]

For the Secretary of State:
Robert Lansing.