861.01/841: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Minister in China ( Schurman )


151. Supplementing Department’s telegram No. 141, July 3, 5 p.m.23

In reply to his note communicated in your telegram No. 184, June 17, 4 p.m., you will please address the Minister for Foreign Affairs as follows:

“Having referred to my Government your note of June 16, I am now instructed to advise you that the Government of the United [Page 506] States renews the reservation of rights made in its behalf by the Legation’s note of May 3, with respect to the responsibility of the Chinese Government, as trustee for the Chinese Eastern Railway, as regards the obligations towards that railway’s foreign bondholders, stockholders and creditors, of which the American Government is one.”

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