893.05/72: Telegram

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

327. Your telegram 151, July 31, 11 a.m. 1. A meeting of the interested Ministers on August 13, 11 a.m., disclosed unexpected unanimity. As a result the diplomatic representatives concerned, subject to instructions awaited by the Italian Minister, have authorized the Shanghai consular body to sign the draft agreement outlined in my telegram 297 of July 23, 4 p.m. Actual rendition is however to await exchange of notes settling court procedure and other points.