File No. 893.811/224

Minister Reinsch to the Secretary of State

No. 1075

Sir: With respect to the statement in my despatch No. 1056 of April 28, 1916, to the effect that the idea of letting public construction work on a commission basis was first introduced in the preliminary agreement for the Huai River Conservancy, I have the honor to make the correction that the idea was embodied in the preliminary agreement for the Shasi-Shingyi Railway signed December 18, 1915 (Lord ffrench agreement). But as this method was not adhered to in the final agreement for that railway, the introduction of the method in question was practically made in the Huai River agreements.

I have [etc.]

Paul S. Reinsch