The Acting Secretary of State to the Russian Chargé (Ughet)

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of March 21, 1919, enclosing a memorandum relating to certain acts of the Chinese Government affecting Russian interests, and to state that the contents have been duly noted. I may add that, so far as the Chinese Eastern Railway is concerned, this Government has consistently maintained that any temporary operation of that road, as [Page 756] a part of the trans-Siberian railway system, by the Inter-Allied Commission, should be without prejudice to any previously existing rights, by whomsoever held.

A copy of your note under reply will be transmitted to the American Minister at Peking.

Accept [etc.]

For the Acting Secretary of State:
Alvey A. Adee