793.003 C 73/41

The Secretary of State to the Chinese Minister ( Sze )

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your Legation’s note of May 4, 1923, advising me of the readiness of your Government to have the Commission on Extraterritoriality in China, provided for in the Resolution adopted on December 10, 1921, by the Washington Conference on the Limitation of Armament, meet at Peking on November 1, 1923.

In reply I have the honor to inform you that the meeting of the Commission at Peking at the time stated will be very agreeable to this Government, and that I have, by way of compliance with the request made in the note, instructed the appropriate American diplomatic officers to communicate copies of the note to all the Governments concerned.60

Accept [etc.]

Charles E. Hughes
  1. Copies of the note were mailed to the appropriate American diplomatic representatives on May 11, and, on the same date, a circular telegram was sent instructing that the Foreign Offices be informed that the Chinese Government had indicated that it would be agreeable to have the Commission on Extraterritoriality meet at Peking Nov. 1, 1923.