The Consul General at Tientsin (Heintzleman) to the Secretary of State
[Received December 17.]
Sir: With reference to previous reports of this Consulate General regarding the efforts being made to reach a settlement in the matter of the trouble at Tientsin in March last between Japanese civilians and soldiers and American soldiers, I have the honor to transmit for the information of the Department copy of a memorandum of today’s date reporting recent conversations held with the Japanese Consul General on the subject. In this connection there is also furnished the Department copy of the letter of October 13, 1919, addressed to me by Colonel Charles T. Smart,45 15th United States Infantry, as referred to in the enclosed memorandum.
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