393.1163/25: Telegram

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

4. With reference to personal letter from Strawn dated November 18, 1925,84 and particularly to paragraph concerning possibility of your covering question of the elimination or modification of missionary privilege clauses in treaty which Conference is now preparing, the Department does not desire to take up this question at this time but prefers to leave it until it can be dealt with in negotiations for a new commercial treaty with China to take the place of previous treaties.

  1. Not printed; Silas H. Strawn was American commissioner to the Special Conference on the Chinese Customs Tariff.