793.94/10171: Telegram

The Consul at Geneva (Bucknell) to the Secretary of State

308. From Harrison. The following is the text of a formal third person note on usual official League stationery which I have just received from the Secretary General under date of September 17:

“His Excellency, the Minister of the United States to Switzerland. The Secretary General of the League of Nations has the honor to inform the Governments represented on the Advisory Committee set up under a resolution adopted by the Assembly on February 24, 1933, [Page 24] that the Council, at its private meeting on September 16th, instructed him to take the necessary steps so that the Committee ‘may meet as soon as possible and proceed to examine the situation to which attention has been directed by China’.

The Advisory Committee is expected to meet on Monday34 or Tuesday next.”

I have received at the same time under separate cover the same document described in the Consulate’s 307, September 17, 3 p.m., under identical unsigned mimeographed sheet.

Please instruct. [Harrison.]

  1. Original telegram not received; duplicate sent on request.
  2. September 20.