793.94/8744: Telegram

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

275. Our 270, July 12, midnight, and 272, July 13, 9 a.m.

Dr. T. T. Li, director of the Department of Publicity and Intelligence of the Foreign Office, just inquired of Atcheson over the telephone concerning the present movements of the Ambassador and stated that while the Foreign Office did not wish to make an official request for the Ambassador’s presence in Nanking, it considered it “highly desirable” that he come here. Li asked that this statement be telegraphed to the Ambassador.
Sent to the Department and Peiping.