The Minister in China ( Reinsch ) to the Acting Secretary of State
[Received 5 p.m.]
Referring to my cable of January 11th, 3 p.m. The Diplomatic Corps will not make any objection to the release of customs surplus on January 25th, to be applied to diplomatic expenses, conservancy and silk industry support, repayment of loan of 1915 and withdrawal of troops on their payment of arrears; unless before that date Internal Peace Conference shall agree to recommend a different disposal. As the South is reported to have appointed its delegation no further suggestions were made.