893.512/590: Telegram

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

270. Your 689, July 1, 4 p.m. Having in mind policy outlined in paragraphs 1 and 2 of Department’s 61 of February 15, 4 p.m., Department considers that Legation and Consulate at Shanghai should exercise their judgment in following out procedure outlined [Page 392] in paragraph 3 of Department’s 61, which contemplates that as a general policy protests should not be made as they are likely to be futile but does not estop the Legation or Consulate from making protest if in the judgment of the Legation a protest seems wise.