File No. 893.51/1751
The Secretary of State to Minister Reinsch
Washington, March 3, 1917, 4 p.m.
Your February 26, 11 p.m. John Jay Abbott, Vice President, Continental and Commercial Bank, Chicago, will sail on Empress of Asia for China, March 15, with full powers to conduct negotiations. He will be accompanied by one other bank official and go from Yokohama by rail and be due in Peking about April. Advise Chinese Government.