893.44 Sun Yat Sen/32: Telegram

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

147. Your 325, April 29, 7 p.m.92 The President has approved of your designation as a special envoy to represent him at the national ceremonies connected with the burial of the remains of Sun Yat Sen.

You should so inform the Chairman of the National Government, in response to the invitation transmitted to this Government through the Legation by your telegram 317, April 27 [25], 7 p.m. You should further explain that the shortness of time will not permit of the forwarding of special credentials for you in this capacity and you may express the hope that your note will be received as your authority for acting as the special representative of the President at these ceremonies.

You are authorized to take with you the military and/or naval attaché, in the event you consider it desirable to do so.

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