File No. 893.51/1755

The Secretary of State to the American Group

Gentlemen: Referring to the Department’s letter of March 14, 1917,4 acknowledging your letter of March 8, with enclosure, relative to proposals of the International Group Banks for a supplementary Reorganization Loan to the Chinese Government, I have to advise you that, on account of the pressure of other important business and certain developments which may have an important bearing on the matter, the Department has not been able as yet to arrive at a definite conclusion on this subject.

However, the matters discussed in your letter are having careful consideration and you will be informed later as to the Department’s opinion relative thereto.

I am, [etc.]

Robert Lansing
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