File No. 793.94/598a

The Secretary of State to American Missions in Latin America except Haiti and Santo Domingo

[Circular telegram]

For publicity. Mail to Consuls. Following is the text of note sent by Secretary of State to Viscount Ishii, special Japanese Ambassador which Ishii confirmed in identic reply: [Quotes notes exchanged with Viscount Ishii, printed ante.]

In publishing foregoing Secretary of State issued following statement: [Quotes statement printed in Department’s telegram of November 5, 1917, to the American Embassy at Tokyo.]