861a.01/60: Telegram

The Chargé in Japan ( Bell ) to the Secretary of State

[Paraphrase]

265. Legation at Peking sends following telegram to be repeated to Department as its no. 282, August 7, noon.

Japan now ready to negotiate, says Yourin.17 Form of negotiations dependent upon American interest in them. Yourin will have to concede more if the United States does not take such interest.

Bell
  1. Ignatius Yurin, president of the mission of the Far Eastern Republic to China.