File No. 893.77/1515

The Secretary of State to Minister Reinsch


Your cipher telegram of February 21, midnight. Urge strongly upon Chinese Government the duty of compliance with Hukuang Loan Agreement. This Government learns with astonishment of managing director’s violation of Article 18 and strongly protests. Article 17 places construction and control railway exclusively in Chinese Government. The American Government expects it to enforce observance of agreement by engineers and managing director or to remove and replace them.