893.05/276: Telegram

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

181. With reference to the designation of two representatives of the powers signatory to the provisional court agreement as provided in article 9 of the agreement, Cunningham has telegraphed as follows:

“March 6, 3 p.m. The matter was discussed with the Minister and he suggested that desirable foreign representatives would be the judges of the British Supreme Court and of the United States Court. He recommends that you get the Department’s approval and then discuss this with the British Minister and if he and the other interested Ministers approve, he will seek to obtain Judge Purdy’s consent to serving on such a committee.”

For the Minister: