893.00/3101: Telegram

The Minister in China (Reinsch) to the Acting Secretary of State

The following telegram was sent Tokyo, is repeated for your information.

“May 13, 4 p.m. Your May 8, noon.34 The statement that our consuls at Tientsin have almost reached an agreement on the facts is incorrect. The present situation is as follows: Japanese Consul has intimated that apologies would be made if the Americans admitted that American soldiers had probably been in the Japanese concession on the night of March 12. …[”]

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