The Minister in China ( Schurman ) to the Secretary of State
[Received July 22—7:52 a.m.]
254. Your 156, July 15, 7  p.m. At a meeting of representatives of British, French, Japanese and American Legations July 18 it was decided to send following telegrams mutatis mutandis to four consuls at Harbin subject to approval of Japanese Government which has now been obtained. Telegrams are accordingly being sent today.
“July 22, 1 p.m. Referring to my telegram June 17. If you and your British, French and Japanese colleagues perceive no reason to the contrary, you, in concert with your colleagues, should at once remove your seals from cabinets containing documents of land department of the Chinese Eastern Railway.”