The Consul General at Shanghai (Lockhart) to the Secretary of State
[Received August 5—11:40 a.m.]
1070. 1. The substance of paragraph 1 of the Department’s 469, July 30, 2 p.m., was communicated to Chairman of the Shanghai Municipal Government, who has acknowledged its receipt and stated “the contents of your letter have been noted.” I did not deem it advisable to bring the point raised in your paragraph 3 to the attention of the municipal authorities in view of the fact that the action taken by the authorities was based, I am informed, on paragraph 6 of the proclamation quoted in my 992, July 14, 6 p.m.82
2. A copy of your 469, July 30, 2 p.m., together with a copy of this telegram will be sent by mail to Peiping and Tokyo.
Repeated to the Ambassador.