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

No. 1233

Sir: I have the honor to refer to previous correspondence regarding the settlement of the Chicago Bank loan, and to transmit herewith a copy in translation of a note from the Minister for Foreign Affairs of April 29, 1937, which encloses a copy of the announcement of this settlement made in the press of April 12, 1937.3 This announcement is identical with the draft announcement quoted in the Embassy’s (Nanking) telegram No. 131 of March 23, 12 noon, except that it contains the additional final paragraph, which reads as follows:

“All provisions of the original contract remain unchanged except insofar as the carrying out of this offer gives effect to other specific provisions.”

Respectfully yours,

For the Ambassador:
Frank P. Lockhart

Counselor of Embassy
  1. Neither printed.