861.77/2377: Telegram

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

[Paraphrase]

3. Your no. 8 of January 7, 11 a.m. See the Minister for Foreign Affairs, … talk with him along the lines indicated in our instructions of December 24, 1921, 3 p.m., and lay before him the plan outlined in that telegram. Present the plan merely as a suggestion, however, so as to avoid the possibility that he will immediately unconditionally reject it.

Hughes