The American Ambassador in Japan (Grew) to the Japanese Minister for Foreign Affairs (Hirota)

No. 781

Excellency: Acting under instructions, I have the honor to in form Your Excellency that my Government reserves all rights on its behalf and on behalf of American nationals in respect to damages to or loss of American property or on account of death or injuries sustained by American nationals as a result of the activities of Japanese armed forces in the course of or incident to military operations now in progress in China.

I avail myself [etc.]

Joseph C. Grew