The Chargé in China (Tenney) to the Secretary of State
[Received December 11, 6.55 p.m.]
Replying your telegram of December 8, 4 p.m.2 No official reply to my numerous inquiries has been procurable but I am reliably informed from official sources that the policy already announced will be adhered to excepting that where holders can prove non-enemy ownership throughout war period the validity of bonds will be recognized. Owing to lack of official decision in regard to details I am unable to state procedure on the next payment date but the final decision will be as described including payment of accrued interest and principal. Proceeds of bonds adjudged to have been in enemy hands during war will be credited against indemnities.
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