Paris Peace Conf. 793.94/8: Telegram
The Commission to Negotiate Peace to the Acting Secretary of State
257. [From Lansing.] Your telegram number 97 undated33 giving substance of telegram received from the Legation at Pekin. If you have not sent any instructions to Legation at Pekin suggest that you instruct Legation to make occasion to say orally to the Chinese Foreign Office that American Commissioners will be unable to help China at Peace Conference if Japan comes here with China’s grant of special rights in Shantung as a fait accompli.
Advise action taken, as I propose to say the same to Mr. Lou, Chinese Minister for Foreign Affairs who arrived here today. Lansing.