The Chargé in China (Tenney) to the Secretary of State
[Received June 3—6:32 a.m.]
123. Referring to Department’s telegram of May 14, 2 p.m. Li-Lobanov agreement of May 20, 1896, unknown at Peking. No copy of agreement of July 3, 1916, between Japan and Russia at Russian Legation or at Russian Bank. Bank surmises that the only copies are at Russian Embassy in Tokyo and at Petrograd. This agreement has never been made effective by securing the assent of China.