The Acting Secretary of State to the Minister in China ( Johnson )

No. 11

Sir: The Department refers to its instruction No. 722, dated December 30, 1927,66 enclosing copies of correspondence between the Department and the Board of Foreign Missions of the Methodist Episcopal Church, New York City,67 in regard to claims for losses sustained by the Board in China.

In this connection there is transmitted herewith a copy of a letter, dated January 25, 1930, from the Secretaries of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, of Boston, Massachusetts,66 with regard to the same subject, together with a copy of the Department’s reply thereto.68

Any specific claims which may be brought to the attention of the American diplomatic or consular officers in China on behalf of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions should be transmitted to the Department for approval and for instructions with regard to the prosecution of the claim.

I am [etc.]

For the Acting Secretary of State:
Francis White
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  2. For the Department’s reply of December 30, 1927, see Foreign Relations, 1927, vol. ii, p. 145.
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  4. See letter of February 12, 1930, supra.