The Chargé in China ( Bell ) to the Secretary of State
[Received September 12—10:47 a.m.]
340. My 333, September 8, 4 p.m. French Minister agreed. We have accepted Karakhan’s note of August 26th, sent him our acknowledgment, and he entered into possession of former Russian Legation noon today. He will not occupy it for two or three weeks as it needs cleaning.