493.11/1334: Telegram

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

201. Your 476, June 19, 3 p.m.

The Department authorizes you to hand to the Acting President of Tsing Hua College, as an emergency measure pending an arrangement to be arrived at by you with a new governmental authority, the monthly indemnity payments made under the Executive Order of December 28, 1908, provided this procedure has the approval of the Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Nationalist Government. The Department assumes that an officer of the Legation is a member of the Board of Directors of Tsing Hua College as reconstituted in April 1928 and the Department desires that you report any failure to utilize these funds for the support of Tsing Hua College and the Educational Mission in the United States.
Amendment of Executive Order of December 28, 1908 will not be necessary if Nationalist authorities approve emergency measure authorized in preceding paragraph.
If request of Board of Directors addressed to Doctor Wang is not granted within reasonable time Department will consider your recommendation in paragraph 6, but it deems it to be desirable if possible to avoid intervention by the Legation.