793.94/8700: Telegram

The Counselor of Embassy in China (Peck) to the Secretary of State

260. Our July 10, 10 [11] a.m. and third paragraph,58 July 10, 11 [10] a.m.

Hidaka called on Wang before noon. We are informed by a reported to be reliable source [that] (1) Hidaka (under instructions from his Government) and Wang expressed to each other the hope [Page 136] that the incident would be brought speedily to an amicable settlement, and (2) Hidaka expressed on behalf of his Government the further hope that the Chinese Government would take whatever steps might be required to prevent any recrudescence of anti-Japanese feeling as a result of the incident.
To the Department, Peiping and Tokyo. By mail to Shanghai.
  1. Paragraph 3 refers to telegram No. 258, July 10 10 a.m., p. 130.