The British Chargé (Lindsay) to the Acting Secretary of State
Sir: With reference to my note No. 121 of February 24th, I have the honour to inform you that His Majesty’s Government intend to [Page 682] retain the services of General Beckett on the Technical Board so long as Mr. Stevens remains at Harbin. His Majesty’s Government are therefore anxious to ascertain whether Mr. Stevens is likely to remain, and if so for how long.
I should accordingly be grateful if you could afford me some information on this point to enable me to reply to the enquiry made by the Foreign Office in London.
I have [etc.]