The Minister in China (Schurman) to the Secretary of State
[Received February 3.]
Sir: I have the honor to refer to Mr. Mayer’s telegrams Nos. 472 and 478 of December 4, 3 p.m., and December 9, 5 p.m., relative to the note addressed to the Chinese Government on December 9th by the representatives of the United States, Belgium, Great Britain, France, Italy, Japan, and The Netherlands, in which it was declared in the names of their Governments that they would lend their full support to the Provisional Government in Peking under the present Provisional Chief Executive, upon certain understandings.
My telegram No. 501 of December 24, 3 p.m.,74 contained a summary of the Wai Chiao Pu’s reply of December 23rd. I now have the honor to transmit herewith enclosed, for the Department’s information, a copy of a translation of the last mentioned note.
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