893.51/2403: Telegram

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

2969. My 2922, August 29, 5 p.m., regarding Chinese loan consortium.

I am informally advised by Under Secretary of Foreign Affairs that within an hour after our discussion on August 29, Japanese Ambassador orally informed Foreign Office that his Government greatly desired to participate in consortium with reservations affecting not so much Manchuria and Mongolia as certain districts or portions thereof.

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The Ambassador was requested to furnish Foreign Office with a précis of the districts and conditions which has not yet been received and pending the receipt of which Foreign Office can give no definite reply.