793.94/8730: Telegram

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

272. Our 270, July 12, midnight.

The First Secretary of the British Embassy received last night the same message from Timperley and subsequently made inquiry of the Foreign Office whether the message represented the Foreign Office’s views. Dr. T. T. Li, Director of the Department of Intelligence and Publicity of the Ministry, informed him that such was the case and that “it was the wish of the Chinese Government” that the British and American Ambassadors come to Nanking. The British Secretary has telegraphed this information to Peiping and to his Ambassador at Peitaiho.
Sent to the Department, Peiping.