File No. 893.543 C 42/6.

The Secretary of State to Minister Reinsch.

No. 351.]

The Department has received your No. 770 of September 30, 1915, and approves your course in pointing out to the Chinese Minister for Foreign Affairs that the case was one between Americans and Chinese in which no other nationality was involved, and requesting for the Legation’s files another statement of the settlement, which should not confuse the question at issue by irrelevant references to third parties.

I am [etc.]

Robert Lansing.