The Acting Secretary of State to the Minister in China (Johnson)
196. Your 504, June 6, 3 p.m.,59 and paragraph 1 of Department’s 187, June 3, noon.
In the light of your telegram under reference, question of Boxer Indemnity payments now in arrears has been discussed with Arthur Young who promises to refer matter promptly to Soong.[Page 676]
Department assumes British payments in arrears as American. If so your British colleague may care to suggest to his Government the desirability of discussing question with Soong in London.
Please obtain definite information with regard to payment Italian portion last year.
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