500.A 4 e/279: Telegram

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

342. 1. The Minister for Foreign Affairs having raised with the senior minister the question whether the delegates to the Special Conference would be furnished with full powers, the representatives of powers signatory to customs treaty decided to send their Governments an identic telegram of which the text in translation is as follows:

2. “As regards full powers for the Special Conference it seems desirable that the powers should confer at Washington as to whether it is advisable to furnish them to the delegates and if so what would be the substance of such full powers, which should be identical.”