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

359. Your 819, October 28, 1 p.m., paragraph 3. In Department’s 358, October 27, 4 p.m., the phrase “officials of other governments” should be read to include Chinese officials.

You should endeavor in conversations with British officials to persuade them to take the same position which you, acting under Department’s instruction as given in 358, will take.