File No. 151.07/89

The Secretary of State to the Chinese Minister

No. 51

Sir: Adverting to your note of May 1, 1917, relative to sending the Chinese refugees now at Columbus, New Mexico, to San Antonio, Texas, to accept employment with the Quartermaster Department of the United States Army, I have the honor to state that the War Department on May 11 communicated to the Commanding General, Southern Department, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, for his information and for such action as he deems proper, the substance of the note above mentioned. The Department of Labor has been advised of the action of the War Department.

Accept [etc.]

Robert Lansing