893.51/5411: Telegram

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

948. Department’s 368, October 27, 5 p.m.

1.
Note in question was despatched to Nanking September 16th and copy forwarded to Department.58
2.
Postponement of conference until November 15th was reported to the Department in the Legation’s 875, October 2, 8 p.m.58 Consulates in China were notified by telegram on October 7th and were instructed to inform American creditors in their districts. I am requesting Adams59 to obtain any further information regarding the conference.
3.
Even should the Chinese Government be in a position on November 15th to hold a genuine and comprehensive conference on this subject, I should have little hope of it being possible to achieve any results of value. I cannot, however, assume responsibility of advising against any creditor being represented on that date. I shall myself plan to attend opening of conference receiving any proposals made. My interested colleagues appear to have no definite information regarding conference.
Johnson
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  3. Walter A. Adams, Consul at Nanking.