893.00/2963: Telegram

The Minister in China (Reinsch) to the Acting Secretary of State

French Minister has received instructions to inform General Tuan of appreciation of his services in connection with the war and to point out that in view of the favorable progress towards settlement of national difficulties preparations for the use of force or the resumption of civil war are not desirable and would produce a deplorable effect among the friendly nations. Unless otherwise instructed I shall present similar views informally to General Tuan.