704.5493/15: Telegram

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

243. Department’s instruction 394, of December 31, 1926. Legation has ascertained from French Legation that it is charged with protection of Swiss interests in China. In view of this fact I respectfully request to be informed whether it should act in accordance with the provisions of instruction aforementioned, which I have deferred putting into effect pending receipt of information now received, regarding the consular districts wherein Swiss nationals reside.