The Secretary of State to the Minister in China ( Crane )
115. Your 141, April 4, 4 p.m.
Department has been endeavoring through negotiations with Prague and Paris to secure for the Chinese Eastern payment of Czech transportation bill. Czechs state at present they have no money to pay. French are reluctant to admit responsibility for Czech transportation but matter is not yet considered hopeless. It would not in any case be possible for the United States to give consideration to the question of furnishing funds to meet this obligation pending a satisfactory adjustment of the question of railway control.
Advise Colonel Johnson for Technical Board’s information.