763.72119/3019: Telegram

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

Your December 16, 6 p.m. Legation Quarter by terms of protocol of 1901 being subject to exclusive control Legations, Department considers that Chinese authorities should not take possession German postoffice in Legation Quarter without express consent protocol Powers arranged at Peace Conference or otherwise.

Telegraph your views desirability opening Legation Quarter in any degree to Chinese occupation.