The Secretary of State to the Minister in China ( Reinsch )
Washington , November 22, 1917, 5 p.m.
Your November 16, 8 p.m.
Please state whether result of conference is to be embodied in an instrument of the nature of a treaty. This would appear to require delegates to possess plenipotentiary powers. Department in view of postponement of conference to January will designate one other delegate in addition to Arnold and desires to know character of the powers which other nations will confer on their representatives.