The Secretary of State to the Secretary of War (Davis)

Sir: I have the honor to enclose for your strictly confidential information a copy of despatch No. 562 of April 29, 1926, from the American Minister at Peking52 in which he discussed the question of the possible withdrawal at some time in the future of the American Army forces stationed at Tientsin. This Department is not now in a position to make definite recommendations in regard to this matter pending the receipt of a further report from Minister MacMurray. I have the honor therefore to request that in view of the peculiar situation at that port no action be taken for the present.

I have [etc.]

Frank B. Kellogg
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