The Department of State to the Chinese Legation64

The Department finds that, in relation to the payment of installments due to Boxer Indemnities, the Chinese Government is making for the Italian portions regular payments on the regular due dates, whereas with regard to the American portions it is being dilatory and is causing unwarranted bother to the American authorities concerned, including the Department. The Department understands that, on the American portion, the payment for April was not made until July 1 and payments are now in arrears for May and June.

  1. Handed to the Chinese Minister by the Chief of the Division of Far Eastern Affairs on July 29.