611.9331/129: Telegram

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


46. Reference Legation’s 45, January 22, 7 p.m. As to paragraph 5, Department’s 9, January 7, 6 p.m. In view of previous experience concerning the unreliability of similar oral assurances, the receipt of a satisfactory written reply to the American request for an assurance regarding the construction to be given to provisions for nondiscriminatory treatment will, I assume, be awaited before further action is taken on the treaty.