File No. 151.07/75
The Chinese Minister to the Secretary of State
Washington , February 14, 1917 .
Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of the 9th instant, in which you are good enough to quote for my information a telegram sent by the Commissioner General of Immigration, on February 3, 1917, to the Supervising Inspector of the Immigration Service at El Paso, Texas, giving the necessary instructions for meeting the situation arising from the arrival of a large number of Chinese refugees with General Pershing’s troops at the Mexican border; and to state in reply that I have telegraphed instructions to the Chinese Consul General at San Francisco to proceed to the Mexican border and cooperate with the Immigration authorities there in concerting measures of relief for the Chinese refugees.