493.11/1357: Telegram

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

329. Your 694, September 7, 6 p.m. Department is hopeful that through conversations now in progress Nationalist Government may be persuaded to revise its action in a manner to avert an issue. Doctor Wu informs Department that though new Board has been appointed, no meeting will be held until February and it is hoped Monroe will in interval go to China to counsel the Nationalist Government that action should be rescinded.

Department is inquiring of Treasury whether you shall continue payments under Executive Order of 1925.