The Secretary of State to the Chargé in Japan ( Caffery )
1. You are authorized to communicate orally and informally to the Minister for Foreign Affairs the substance of the memorandum to the French Government53 contained in the telegram repeated to you by Peking as the Department’s number 195.52
2. In your informal discussions with the Minister for Foreign Affairs concerning the situation in China, you will be guided in general by the views contained in the telegram repeated to you by Peking as the Department’s number 194,54 and you may intimate to him that the American Ambassador at London has been authorized to discuss the matter in a similar manner with the Foreign Office.
3. In connection with the telegram referred to in paragraph 2, the following telegram from London is repeated for your information:
[Here follows telegram no. 502, December 1, 6 p.m., printed on page 428.]
4. Repeat to Peking as Department’s number 301.