793.94 Advisory Committee/59: Telegram

The Minister in Switzerland (Wilson) to the Secretary of State

213. Reference your despatch No. 2319, September 20 to the Legation, Berne,51 and your 121, September 23, 4 p.m. here.52 I am not transmitting enclosed note53 since it is nearly certain that any written communication to the Secretary General will shortly become public knowledge.

I suggest you authorize me to talk to Avenol and explain our position informally and confidentially and to state that at such time as the Manchurian Committee again meets I will explain my Government’s position to the members of the Committee.

I have heard no one express concern because we have not replied nor is there for the moment a probability of calling the Committee.

  1. Foreign Relations, Japan, 1931–1941, vol. i, p. 121.
  2. Not printed.
  3. Note of September 20 addressed to the Secretary General of the League of Nations, enclosed in Department’s No. 2319 to the Chargé In Switzerland, Foreign Relations, Japan, 1931–1941, vol. i, p. 122.