893.516/82: Telegram

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

Your July 31, 4 p.m.

Department has transmitted to Bruce61 telegrams in question and has shown copies of telegrams and despatches to Denby62 personally.

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Department approves encouragement of American enterprise, but cannot commit itself with respect to specific cases until it has had opportunity to scrutinize the actual terms of the contract. Nor can the Department well assume responsibility for the good faith of the contracting parties.

  1. Edward B. Bruce, President, Pacific Development Corp.
  2. Charles Denby, Special Assistant to the Department.