861.01/802: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Chargé in China ( Bell )

95. Your telegram No. 129, May 15, noon, paragraph 7. You may make public the text of Legation’s note, together with a statement referring to reports in local press (without naming the United Press) which allege that this Government had intervened in the negotiations, and stating the facts that the Department of State has given out no comment whatsoever with regard to the negotiations and that that note embodies the whole relationship of this Government to the matter in question.

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The matter will be taken up with the United Press as regards the action of its correspondents both here and in Peking.