File No. 893.51/1756
The Continental and Commercial Trust & Savings Bank to the Secretary of State
March 14, 1917, 6.30 p.m .
In connection with the loan negotiations which this bank has been conducting with the Republic of China through Minister Koo, we have requested an extention of time until June 15 in which to send our representatives to China to make a full investigation and conduct the negotiations. While we understand Minister Koo has requested the extention we have received no advice that his request has been granted. We would be much pleased if you would take the matter up with the American Minister at Peking and endeavor to secure the extension for us.