493.11 Ekvall, Henry/101: Telegram

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

73. Your 202, March 2, 3 p.m.

Department is inclined to concur in views expressed in your third paragraph but deems it desirable to refrain at present from emphatic representations with regard to the indemnity alone or any discussion of possible reduction of amount of indemnity until further opportunity has been given Chinese authorities to comply with all demands.
Department agrees that matter of apology referred to in your fourth paragraph may be considered as settled.