793.003 C 73/188d: Telegram

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

299. Department’s telegram No. 246, September 12, 2 p.m., and your No. 397, September 14, 4 p.m.93 You will inform the Chinese Government that following Governments have accepted December 18, as the day, and Peking as the place, for the commencement of the sessions of the Commission on Extraterritoriality provided for under Resolution 5 adopted by the Washington Conference on December 10, 1921: Great Britain, Belgium, The Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Denmark, Sweden, Peru, Japan, France and the United States. Norway, although invited to adhere to the Resolution, appears never to have filed notification of its adherence and therefore was not asked to accept this day. You will state that, in performing its work, the Commission is to be guided as to its duties and intentions by the letter and spirit of Resolution 5 and the Powers’ note to China of September 4.

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