861.77/796: Telegram

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

Your April 17, 11 a.m. Department concurs fully in Stevens’ suggestion and furthermore believes that widening of gauge is inconsistent with specific understanding between Japan and the United States namely that the joint action in Siberia of the two governments shall not impair any rights by whomsoever held. You may so advise Stevens and discuss with Japanese Foreign Office along the lines suggested and say this Government is confident Government of Japan will concur.