611.9331/133: Telegram

The Consul at Nanking (Price) to the Secretary of State


From Perkins: Reference Department’s telegram of January 24, 11 a.m. This afternoon, in a personal conversation with the Chinese Minister for Foreign Affairs, I made a full presentation of the Department’s views regarding an exchange of notes and emphasized the desire of the Department for a conclusion as soon as possible of this matter. Nevertheless, Dr. Wang stated he could not accept the precise phraseology used by the Department. As soon as his views are received in writing, I shall telegraph them. This has been repeated to Peking.