The Secretary of State to the Minister in China ( Reinsch )
Washington , October 15, 1917, 6 p.m.
Your October 2, 2 p.m.
Your understanding as to suspension of indemnity payments is correct. If other co-belligerent governments agree to proposed international tariff commission this Government will appoint Commissioners with the understanding that the revised tariff before it could become effective should presumably be incorporated into a new treaty.