893.102 Ic/22: Telegram

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

295. My 288, August 16th, 5 p.m. Diplomatic body today accepted Department’s proposals with the proviso that they may apply retroactively to Ichang and Wuchang mutinies and on understanding [Page 516] that diplomatic body as a whole will support claims for punitive damages of the nationals of a particular country injured by proscribed official. Does Department approve? Dean of the diplomatic corps delaying note to Foreign Office. Requests your reply within three days.