The Secretary of State to the Chargé in China (Tenney)
29. Your telegram of January 30, 5 p.m.
In view of the commitments undertaken by this Government in connection with the proposed emergency loan to China as a necessary preliminary to the formation of the new consortium the Department feels itself obligated to withhold from the Pacific Development Company its support in any activities which may conflict with the negotiations now in progress.
Repeat your January 30, 5 p.m., if you have not already done so to the Embassy at Tokyo to which instructions are being telegraphed. You should make a practice of repeating for the information of the Embassy any telegram of this character and should include in the original telegram to the Department the statement that this is being done.