393.1121 Smit, Albert H./19: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Consul at Nanking ( Adams )

6. For the Minister: Your telegram dated Shanghai March 8, 2 p.m., to Legation.12

Department is arranging for requisition for $100 requested by Porter.
However, with regard to the objective indicated, the Department would call attention to the manifest desire of both Governments that this case be not permitted to lead to the creating of an issue between the Governments; and Department suggests for your consideration that Consul at Nanking and District Attorney might be able to dispose of the case in a manner ensuring avoidance of further publicity. Department hopes that you will personally maintain an advisory contact with this case until it is settled.
  1. See telegram No. 184, March 9, from the Minister in China, p. 515.