793.003 C 73/183b

The Secretary of State to Mr. Silas H. Strawn


Sir: There is transmitted herewith your commission, signed by the President, as the American member of the Commission to inquire into the present practice of extraterritorial jurisdiction in China, established in accordance with the Resolutions Regarding Extraterritoriality in China adopted by the Washington Conference on the Limitation of Armament at the Fourth Plenary Session, December 10, 1921.89 It is believed that the language employed in these resolutions is sufficiently clear and precise to indicate the nature and scope of the work of the Commission, and that no further instructions are therefore needed with respect to your duties as a member of it.

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I am [etc.]

Frank B. Kellogg