The Ambassador in Japan (Morris) to the Acting Secretary of State
[Received 6.19 p.m.]
I had the Counsellor of the Embassy yesterday present the Tientsin incident to the Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs as contemplated by your telegram of April 4, 11 a.m. While stating that action must await the receipt of the report of the investigation made by the Japanese Legation at Peking, the Vice-Minister concurred in the suggestion that as we have now made such amends as possible for what was wrong on our part it remains for the Japanese to take the necessary steps to counteract the animosities aroused and enable the unfortunate affair to be forgotten.
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