President Roosevelt to the Secretary of State

I think this telegram45 in regard to the China Consortium goes much too far. I have, therefore, struck out the paragraphs that seem to me unnecessary. I do not think it is necessary for us to give approval at this late date to the old Consortium agreement, especially in the way it has worked out.

F[ranklin] D. R[oosevelt]
  1. See letter from the Secretary of State to President Roosevelt, March 2, p. 571; for telegram as sent to the Ambassador in the United Kingdom, see infra.