The Secretary of State to the British Chargé (Lindsay)

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note No. 26 of January 10, 1920,81 relative to the attitude of the American banking group toward the proposal that it bear the British quota of the proposed immediate loan of £5,000,000. to China. Receipt is also acknowledged of a memorandum dated February 3, 1920,80 correcting the statement in your note of January 10th to read “Vickers Loan” instead of “Egyptian Loan”.

In reply I have the honor to state that it now appears that the American Group, in its instructions to its representative at Peking, has undertaken to bear the Britishs quota of the proposed immediate loan to the Chinese Government.

Accept [etc.]

Robert Lansing
  1. Ante, p. 615.
  2. Not printed.