The Minister in China ( MacMurray ) to the Secretary of State
[Received December 29—6:03 a.m.]
645. My telegram number 641, December 27, 4 p.m. At a meeting of interested Ministers yesterday afternoon Italian Minister was persuaded to make possible the necessary unanimity with regard to rendition of the Mixed Court by acceding to compromise proposal suggested by the consular body at Shanghai with respect to the selection of senior consul’s deputies. It is therefore expected rendition can be effected January 1st.