File No. 893.773/13.

The Acting Secretary of State to Ambassador Guthrie.

No. 57.]

Sir: The Department acknowledges receipt of your Nos. 98 of July 4th and 104 of July 20th relating [etc.]

You will endeavor to ascertain the result of the action taken by His Britannic Majesty’s Ambassador reported in your No. 98. If shipments from Shanghai via Dalny and Newchwang are still refused equality of treatment with those of Japan, you are instructed to consult with your British colleague and cooperate with him in any effort made to obtain fair treatment for shipments for Shanghai over the South Manchuria Railway.

I am, [etc.]

Robert Lansing.