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

No. 1026

Sir: The Department refers to its strictly confidential telegraphic instruction to the Legation No. 338 of October 6, one p.m., and transmits herewith a copy of a note received from the Chinese Minister [Page 434] dated September 24, 1928,40 with which he handed to the Department credentials issued by the Nationalist Government to Dr. C. C. Wu empowering him to negotiate a new treaty with the United States.

The Legation will be interested to learn that although Dr. Wu has been given clearly to understand that the Department is willing at any time to hold conversations with him on the subject of a new treaty, the Division of Far Eastern Affairs having been entrusted with this duty, in the manner set forth in the Department’s telegram in reference, Dr. Wu has not yet called at the Department for the purpose of holding conversations.

The letter from the Chinese Minister of which a copy is enclosed was left at the Department on September 24, 1928. Its receipt has not been acknowledged in any formal way.

I am [etc.]

For the Secretary of State:
Nelson Trusler Johnson
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