893.113/210

The Department of State to the British Ambassador ( Geddes )

Memorandum

The Department of State acknowledges the receipt of the memorandum of His Britannic Majesty’s Ambassador of December 8, 1921, relative to information received by the British Government to the effect that large supplies of machinery for the Canton Arsenal are reaching Canton from Manila.

The Department of State immediately telegraphed this information to the American Consul General at Canton and requested a report. A reply has now been received from the American Consul General at Canton to the effect that after a most thorough investigation he has convinced himself that there is no foundation for the report that further large supplies of machinery are being received at Canton from Manila for the Canton Arsenal.