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

No. 2138

Sir: In response to the Department’s telegraphic instruction No. 182, of June 1, 2.00 p.m., concerning representations to be made to the Nationalist Government regarding the payment to American claimants for Nanking losses of the awards made by the Sino-American Joint Commission, I have the honor to enclose a copy of a note, No. 787, of June 10th,75 which I addressed to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in reference to the matter.

Upon careful consideration of the matter, it is my belief that it is inexpedient at this juncture to suggest the waiver of interest on claims, such waiver being contingent upon the early payment of the claims by the Nationalist Government. I have accordingly refrained from including that suggestion in my note to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

I have [etc.]

J. V. A. MacMurray
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