493.11/1671: Telegram

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

102. Your telegram No. 8, January 11, 11 a.m. Formal note embodying Department’s views and enclosing draft arrangement presented personally to the Minister for Foreign Affairs on January 30, 3 p.m., by Mr. Peck who has telegraphed the Legation as follows:

“The Minister of Foreign Affairs asked me to assure you that he would bring the proposal immediately to the attention of his Government and press for favorable action at the earliest possible moment. He personally considered the proposal reasonable and said that it accorded with his own policy when Minister of Finance 10 years ago.”