File No. 894.4054/18
The Acting Secretary of State to the Japanese Ambassador
Washington , July 7, 1917 .
Excellency: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of June 4, 1917, relative to the admission of Japanese “picture brides” to the United States under the new immigration law.
A copy of your excellency’s note above mentioned was promptly sent to the Honorable the Secretary of Labor for his consideration. I have the honor now to enclose a copy of a letter dated June 27, 1917, from the Department of Labor, giving a review of previous correspondence on this subject and outlining a course of procedure in handling “picture bride” cases in the future.