893.6359 Wolfram Ore/22: Telegram

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

336. Your 780 [789], October 2, 9 a.m. Department approves of Legation’s proposed reply to Foreign Office but suggests that the portion quoted for the Department’s approval in your telegram under reference be amended to read as follows:

“It is the opinion of the American Government that the organizing of the monopoly by the Chinese Government and the placing of the machinery for its execution in the hands of an exclusive agency contravene both the letter and the spirit of the principles clearly enunciated in the above-quoted extracts from the Nine Power Treaty of 1922 as well as those contained in Article XV of the Sino-American Treaty of 1844 and Article XIV of the 1858 French Treaty of Tientsin.”