893.05/246: Telegram

The Chargé in China (Perkins) to the Secretary of State

84. My 80, January 25, 1 p.m.

1. I have received a note of January 24 from the French Minister transmitting the following from the foreign delegates:

“Please note that Hsu Mo wants the amendment of the last part of the second paragraph of article 6 to read as follows: ‘Except in the case of requests emanating from other modern law courts when the accused may, after his identity be established, be handed over to the court.’”

And the following (in translation) dated January 25:

“I propose (1) that the Chairman of the Municipal Council be verbally made au courant as to the terms of the draft agreement submitted [Page 329] for our examination by our delegates; (2) that our delegates inform Mr. Hsu that the amendment which he desires in paragraph 2 of article 6 is not acceptable to the heads of the interested Legations.”

2. I have informed Count de Martel that I concur in his suggestions, to be telegraphed to the foreign delegates through the British Legation.

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