861.77/2552: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Japan ( Warren )

[Paraphrase]

49. Our instruction no. 41 of February 16. Your telegram 62, April 10, noon.

[Here follows summary of first paragraph of telegram from the President of the Technical Board, Harbin, May 25, 8 a.m., printed supra.]

Confer with Foreign Office regarding situation. Point out that prompt decision as to course of action is necessitated by these circumstances and find out whether Japan is ready to offer any suggestions.

Department assumes that message for Stevens in our 82 [32], April 8, 6 p.m., was delivered to him. Please ask Stevens if he has forwarded to us the report which that telegram called for stating his views with regard to possibilities for the future and the policy which the United States should pursue as to the Chinese Eastern Railway.

Hughes