File No. 861.00/2266

The Acting Secretary of State to the Chargé in China ( MacMurray )


Repeat to Tokyo your July 13, 4 p.m.1 Please say to Minister for Foreign Affairs that the American Government would view with regret any attempt by China to take advantage of Russia’s present distress to regain control of the Chinese Eastern Railway as reported in above-mentioned telegram. The American Government fears such action now would arouse resentment in Russian people and defeat our common desire to assist them.

  1. Ante, p. 280, See also the Chargé’s telegram of July 12, ante, p. 278.