793.94112/170: Telegram

The Ambassador in Japan (Grew) to the Secretary of State

195. Our 189, and 190 of March 21, 4 and 5 p.m., respectively. Circular notes regarding vessels navigating south Pearl River and marking of junks.

My French colleague has furnished me with copies of two formal notes dated March 21 acknowledging the receipt of the circular notes and stating that contents will be brought to the attention of his Government and making, meanwhile, full reservations in behalf of his nationals in respect of any injury or loss to French property or of the right of French vessels to navigate any course.

My British colleague informs me that he has cabled contents of notes to his Government and is awaiting instructions.97

Repeated to Shanghai for Hankow.

  1. The British Ambassador replied on May 19 similarly to the French.