The Chargé in Japan (Bell) to the Secretary of State
[Received July 14.]
Sir: With reference to my telegram No. 145 of April 26, 12 noon, transmitting the text of a confidential note from the Minister for Foreign Affairs concerning the arms embargo with regard to China, and to the Department’s telegram No. 75 of April 29, 1 p.m.66 stating that our Government would welcome any evidence at the disposal of the Japanese Government regarding the actual existence of the Canton contracts mentioned in Count Uchida’s note, I have the honor to report that I did not fail to bring this matter to the immediate attention of the Minister for Foreign Affairs.
I now have the honor to transmit herewith a Strictly Confidential Memorandum dated May 25, 1921, regarding the abovementioned [Page 558] contracts which was this day handed to me by the Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, as reported by me in my telegram No. 202 of June 14, 4 p.m.,66a and to add that I have forwarded copies thereof to the American Minister at Peking for his information.
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