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


37. Department’s 35, January 31, 1 p.m. Further referring to Department’s proposal in telegram 31, January 28, 3 p.m., today I discussed the matter with the British Ambassador who thought the proposal excellent and believed the British Government would give its Minister instructions to endorse the matter with you. I discussed the matter also today with the Japanese Ambassador, who informed me that a similar plan was being considered by his Government which has instructed its diplomatic and consular officers in China to make reports concerning its feasibility.