File No. 793.84/589e

The Secretary of State to the British Ambassador 65

No. 1875

Excellency: I have the honor to enclose herewith for your information copies of notes exchanged on November 2, 1917, between the Governments of the United States and Japan, declaring the policy of the two Governments as regards China.

By agreement with Viscount Ishii the notes will be made public here on the afternoon of November 6 and in Japan on November 7.

I have [etc.]

Robert Lansing
  1. Mutatis mutandis to the French, Italian and Russian Ambassadors and the Belgian Minister at Washington.