611.9331/139: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Consul General at Shanghai (Cunningham)

Your February 4, 5 p.m. To Perkins:

Department now understands text of note to read

[Here follows text of note printed infra.]

If above is text Wang has agreed upon, Department approves and you are authorized to sign. Effect signature and exchange immediately if possible.8 For your confidential information, there will be a Senate hearing on this treaty February 6 and I would like to have signature take place before that date. Repeat to Peking.

  1. The Consul at Nanking in telegram dated February 6, reported: “From Perkins: Exchange of notes has been effected today in accordance with your February 4, 2 p.m.” (611.9531/141)