893.05/256: Telegram

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

Following for Perkins as Department’s No. 43:

Inform the American Minister Department has received his telegram of January 30, 6 p.m. In reply thereto the Department refers to its telegram to you No. 37 of January 28, 5 p.m., paragraph 1 (b). While Department feels that it would be highly desirable to incorporate in the agreement a safeguard against attempted modification of the Land Regulations and By-laws through Chinese legislation, the Department is prepared to accept whatever the Minister may decide in this as well as the other points mentioned in the Department’s telegram No. 37. The Minister may therefore in his discretion sign the agreement after he has presented his letter of credence.
Please inform Jacobs and Bucknell that Department commends them for the patience, energy and ability displayed by them in the court negotiations now brought to a successful conclusion.