The Chargé in China (Tenney) to the Secretary of State
[Received February 11—4:22 a.m.]
37. Referring to the Legation’s telegram February 8, noon. Japanese Legation and bank now insisting upon separate agreement for portion of the 5,000,000 pound loan advanced by the Japanese group and another agreement for the portion advanced by the American group, also the exclusion of British and French bankers from the negotiations with the Chinese. I am insisting [upon] the participation of the four banks in negotiations and upon a joint loan agreement to be signed by the representatives of the four groups. Repeated to Tokyo.