The Secretary of State to the Counselor of the British Embassy ( Chilton )

My Dear Mr. Chilton: I have received the letter (370) of the 14th instant in which you advise me of the views of the British Government with respect to the proposals for the reorganization of the system of international control of the Chinese Eastern Railway. It is a matter of genuine regret to me that the view taken by the British Government seems to disappoint the hopes of cooperation, in this important phase of the situation in the Far East, which this Government had founded upon the discussions on this subject which have taken place during the past year.

I am [etc.]

Charles E. Hughes