611.9331/75a: Telegram

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


239. My telegram number 235, July 23, 6 p.m. On July 25 at 9 a.m., Washington time, the text of my statement, together with the information that it is being sent by you to the Nationalist Government at Nanking, will be given in confidence to the representatives here of the 12 interested powers,96 and at the same time the text will be given in confidence to the press correspondents for release 24 hours later. Arrangements are being made by the Department for the issuance to you of full powers for the signing, with representatives of the Government Council of the Nationalist Government of the Republic of China, of the treaty as prescribed in recent telegrams.

  1. The text of the statement was transmitted by the Secretary of State to the diplomatic representatives at Washington of the Governments of Belgium, China, Denmark, France, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, and Sweden, with identical covering notes dated July 24, 1928; notes not printed. (611.9331/72a)