File No. 893.01/62.
Minister Reinsch to the Secretary of State.
Peking , November 19, 1915 .
Sir: * * * decision of the American Government to regard the monarchical question as a domestic matter, the settlement of which is to be left in the hands of the Chinese, has impressed Chinese people of all classes as entirely in consonance with the just policy hitherto followed by the United States in Chinese affairs. The attitude of our Government is highly appreciated, and it is currently stated in the public press that at no time has America enjoyed greater popularity among the Chinese than at present.
I have the honor to enclose a number of extracts from local journals on this matter.17
I have [etc.]
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