893.825/19: Telegram

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

776. Department’s 352, September 29, noon. The Consulate General at Shanghai replies as follows:

“October 14, 1 p.m. It would be appreciated and of considerable assistance to have Department’s views now with specific citations in regard to paragraph 1 since it is learned from informal conversation that there is by no means unanimity of opinion among my colleagues regarding the applicability of annex 17 of Protocol of 1901 and subsequent agreements in regard to Whangpoo Conservancy.

Second paragraph instruction is being studied jointly with shipping concerns and when concluded will be combined with paragraph 3 of instruction and report submitted.”

For the Minister: