493.11/1701: Telegram

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

340. Your 118, April 13, 4 p.m., was repeated to Peck whom I urged if possible to see Soong before his departure for Washington. This Peck was unfortunately unable to do but he has replied as follows:

“April 19, 9 a.m. My April 17, 11 a.m. Wang Ching-wei on April 18, 6 p.m., authorized me to telegraph you that he heartily approved claims commission in principle and would send a formal reply as soon as possible.”