893.05/68: Telegram

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

151. Your 308, July 30, 4 p.m. Proposal in paragraph 1 approved except that Department prefers that your stand be based on separation of two Mixed Courts rather than of French and International Settlements. In harmony with established procedure whereby French Assessors have no standing in International Mixed Court, and vice versa, it might properly be contended that consent of French is not necessary to execution of agreement regarding International Mixed Court which has received the approval of the other extraterritorial powers and of the Chinese authorities.

Proposals in paragraphs 2 and 4 approved.