The Ambassador in Japan (Morris) to the Acting Secretary of State
[Received April 26, 5.35 p.m.]
Your telegram April 25, 3 p.m. In an interview this afternoon the Minister for Foreign Affairs advised me that Japan is postponing action in the Tientsin affair pending the determination of the sole point now at issue between the American and Japanese authorities in Tientsin which is one fact as to what occurred on the night of March 12th. He states that there is a radical divergence in the testimony on either side as to the presence of American soldiers in the Japanese concession at that time.