File No. 763.72/8523

The Ambassador in Great Britain ( Page ) to the Secretary of State


For Polk and Secretary of the Treasury [from Crosby]:

No. 47. Answering State Department’s telegram 3055. Bonar Law, who took Chinese question to his Government from Council, authorizes me to say that proposals of our Government in this matter are in principle adopted by his Government, and that attention will promptly be given by British shipping authorities in connection with others, to determine when necessary transport can be obtained [Page 626] for moving troops in question. Your telegram reached me Paris too late to be directly presented to French Ministers on Council but matter has again been presented in the light desired to French Government from here and am expecting similar action to that of British Government. Will wire soon as decision known. Crosby.