811.5034 China—Searchlight Publishing Co./8: Telegram

The Consul General at Shanghai (Cunningham) to the Secretary of State

336. Department’s telegram No. 215, July 9, 1 p.m.17 Mayor’s request was immediately referred to District Attorney who thereupon discussed matter with Isaacs. District Attorney is of the opinion that Isaacs’ conduct does not constitute criminal offense under our laws but he feels that Isaacs’ activities and attitude are of such [a nature?] that he will continue indefinitely to embarrass our Government by his political activities directed at the Chinese Government and he concurs in my view that the Department should authorize me to inform Isaacs that our Government would not accord him protection should Chinese authorities take steps to curtail his activities. It is believed by District Attorney and myself that Isaacs would terminate his activities at once upon receiving such warning.

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