The Acting Secretary of State to the Consul General at Seoul (Bergholz)

No. 9

Sir: The Department acknowledges the receipt of your Despatch No. 5 of January 29, 1919, enclosing copy of a communication which you addressed on January 24 to the Secretaries of the several Mission Stations in Chosen calling their attention to a circular letter addressed, at the instance of the Department of State, by the American Minister Resident and Consul General at Seoul, on May 11, 1897, to all Americans in Korea, enjoining upon them the necessity of scrupulously abstaining from participating in the domestic affairs of the country.

In reply you are informed that your action as reported in the despatch under acknowledgment is approved.

I am [etc.]

For the Acting Secretary of State:
Wilbur J. Carr