393.1121 Smit, Albert H./14: Telegram
The Minister in China ( Johnson ) to the Secretary of State
[Received March 9—6:32 a.m.]
184. Following from Minister Johnson dated Shanghai, March 8, 2 p.m.:
“Please repeat the following to the Department: ‘Your 84, March 4, 7 p.m.10 I share the feeling of the District Attorney that the investigation should proceed, and recommend that requisition of funds be arranged as outlined in Porter’s telegram of March 3, 4 p.m.,10 it being desirable (1) that all evidence should be before the district attorney for the purpose of determining whether there is any basis for criminal prosecution and (2) in order to show that a thorough investigation has been made’”.