The British Ambassador (Geddes) to the Secretary of State

No. 642

My Dear Mr. Secretary: As you are no doubt aware, a meeting of the China Consortium Banking Groups is to be held in New York in the course of this month.

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My Government have suggested to Sir C. S. Addis, the British Representative, that he should discourage any official discussion of the wider political issues by the Consortium Groups and they wish me to suggest to you the desirability of making a similar recommendation to the Representative of the American Group.

Believe me [etc.]

A. C. Geddes