893.516/82: Telegram

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

Referring to my cable[s] of July 14th, 1 p.m.59 July 18th, 11 a.m.59 despatch number 2703.60 I have the honor to bespeak your favorable attitude toward treaty [that?] enterprise which is the most important thing now being attempted for the advancement of American trade in China and our general influence. Through intimate association with the Chinese representative capitalists, interested Americans will have hitherto unequaled opportunities for advantageous business arrangements. The readiness of these prominent men to cooperate with us deserves encouragement; influences friendly to us have exerted themselves to the utmost to bring this about. The policy of the Americans is a matter which aims to be serviceable to all American interests, I therefore hope that you may be able to make some expression of approval to them. Early action highly desirable. Also that, out of the enormous financial effort expended in Europe, we should apply a little here to keep important opportunities open.

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  3. Ante, p. 628.