File No. 763.72115/3334

The Minister in China ( Reinsch) to the Secretary of State


Your June 17, 6 p.m. Great Britain, France, Russia, Japan, Italy, Portugal, Brazil, have all concurred in a promise to render effective support to the Chinese Government at the peace conference in order to guarantee it against any claim for damages on account of deportation or [other claims] arising out of the war assuring the [Page 654] interests of China the same consideration as the interests of the belligerent Allies—similar to assurances given by us.

Action upon proposal my telegram of June 13 [12], 4 p.m., is highly desirable.