File No. 894.4054/16¾

The Secretary of State to the Secretary of Labor

Sir: Referring to previous correspondence relative to the evidence of marriage to be submitted by the so-called Japanese “picture brides,” who come to the United States, I have the honor to enclose herewith for your information and for such action as you may deem appropriate copy of a note of June 4, 1917, from the Japanese Ambassador in which he makes certain proposals in regard to this matter.

This Department trusts that the substitution of a copy of the register for the notification, as proposed by the Japanese Government, may be acceptable to you.

I have [etc.]

Robert Lansing