493.11 N 15/132: Telegram

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

301. 1. I have been informed by Cunningham that on April 26 he received from the Minister of Foreign Affairs at Nanking an order [Page 343] for $100,000 Mexican as the initial payment of the reparations specified in my number 260, April 23, 5 p.m., paragraph 2 (5). He further stated that this money had been deposited in the National City Bank.

2. Nationalist authorities have announced their designations to Sino-American Commission and invited us to do the same. Although no definite arrangement has yet been reached as to the functions of that Commission, the Chinese, wholly ignoring at the last moment the undertakings (see my telegram cited above) given by word in behalf of Hwang Fu during discussion with Cunningham throughout April, I am still hopeful this unexpected hitch may be straightened out shortly.