The Consul General at Canton (Bergholz) to the Secretary of State
[Received July 22—10:30 a.m.]
At the earnest request Canton Government I mailed the Department July 20th, 4 p.m., a memorandum44 in which you are requested to invite the South to send delegates to the conference at Washington to participate in the deliberations of matters so vitally affecting China. The memorandum states that since the Government at Canton represents democratic and progressive principles and is gaining strength and prestige visibly from day to day and enjoys the confidence of the Chinese people in the North as well as South it should be represented at the conference which is of such supreme importance to the Pacific peoples and the whole world; that no diplomatic technicalities should be allowed to interfere with its complete success.
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