File No. 793.94/603

The Acting Secretary of State to the Japanese Ambassador

No. 49

Excellency: In accordance with your oral request I have the honor to enclose herewith copy of a declaration made by the Chinese [Page 271] Government on November 12, 1917, in connection with the recent exchange of notes between the Government of the United States and the Government of Japan.

Accept [etc.]

Frank L. Polk