893.102 Ic/3: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Chargé in China (Ruddock)

184. Your 230, June 24, 4 p.m.

Department is opposed to principle of military neutralization (see Foreign Relations 1902, page 184) and does not find reason to feel that the establishment of an international settlement would assure safety of Ichang. You will be guided accordingly in discussions which arise in Diplomatic Body.