861.77/2033: Telegram

The Minister in China ( Crane ) to the Secretary of State


152. Your telegram no. 18, January 20.91 A nearly verbatim copy of the text of that cable has been received by the British Legation which has been instructed to cable its views after consulting this Legation on the matter.

It is the desire of the British Legation to learn what governments, besides that of Great Britain, the American Government has approached. I desire instructions as to the extent I have authority to discuss this proposal and with whom.

  1. Not printed; no. 18 was sent to the Chargé in Japan with instructions to repeat to the Minister in China as no. 33. See footnote 76, p. 564.