123 C 353/225: Telegram

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

7. Your 22, January 5, 7 p.m. Inform Mukden with reference to its January 4, 5 p.m. to Legation, second paragraph, that the question of the Chamberlain incident is still under discussion between the Department and the Japanese Ambassador; that Myers should therefore take no further initiative in the matter, nor make any commitment, express or implied, without further instructions; and that the Department believes that Myers, while making it clear that the question of the incident has been referred to the Department, should receive courteously and report promptly any advances which the local Japanese authorities may voluntarily make.