893.51/5241: Telegram

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

124. Your 247, April 3, 9 p.m., last paragraph. As you are aware, the Department is desirous that definite steps be taken as soon as practicable toward settlement of outstanding obligations of the Chinese Government to American citizens. Department therefore authorizes you to urge the National Government to take, without further delay, some practical measure for the relief of American creditors. While authorizing you to make such changes as you may desire, the Department suggests a note in substance as follows:

[Here follows text used as basis for note to the Chinese Minister for Foreign Affairs, dated April 12, 1930, printed as enclosure to despatch No. 147, infra.]