The Chargé in China (Tenney) to the Secretary of State
[Received January 14—2:20 a.m.]
12. Your December 20, 4 p.m.65 and Legation’s December 31, noon.66 Unless the Pacific Development Corporation acts upon its loan option, the influence of Williams in reorganization of wine and tobacco bureau will probably be insufficient to accomplish the [Page 618]desired result. It trust[s] that the Department will consider carefully its attitude toward the loan and send me instructions as soon as possible in order to relieve the Legation from an embarrassing situation.