893.51/2095a: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Japan (Morris)

Referring to Peking’s January 11, 1 p.m.,69 concerning necessity of financial assistance to China to enable Government to demobilize and disband military forces, I believe a very necessary step to meet the situation is the immediate completion of the international Consortium now under discussion. We are still urging matter here with British, French and Japanese Embassies with only general encouragement.70 Mr. John Jay Abbott is now on his way to China as the representative of the American Group and will be in Tokyo some time in February. Please render him every assistance possible.

  1. Ante, p. 293.
  2. See telegram of Jan. 4 to the Minister in China, p. 567.