893.113/1533: Telegram

The Counselor of Legation in China (Gauss) to the Secretary of State

199. Legation’s 196, April 28, noon and 197, April 30, noon.7 Following telegram has been received from the Minister at Nanking:

“May 2, 5 p.m. Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs asked me to inform the Department that identic notes were addressed to other interested powers on April 21 and that China hoped the United States would assist in preventing shipments [of] arms not covered by Chinese Government huchau. During conversation with General Chiang Kaishek8 at Kuling latter also expressed similar hope.”

  1. Telegram No. 197 reported: “British Legation has received similar note.” (893.113/1532)
  2. Chairman of the Chinese Military Council and Commander in Chief of the Army, Navy, and Air Forces.