893.51/6902: Telegram

The Ambassador in France (Bullitt) to the Secretary of State

1061. Your 396, June 2, 7 p.m., was taken up this morning with the Chief of the Far Eastern Division at the Foreign Office.65 He said that on May 24 the Foreign Office had transmitted to the Ministry of Colonies the request of the Chinese Ambassador for facilities for the transit of these tung oil shipments. Chauvel stated that he would at once get in touch with the Minister of Colonies, explain the considerations set out in your telegram and urge that for these reasons the Chinese Ambassador’s request should be granted without delay.66

  1. Jean Chauvel.
  2. The Ambassador in France took up the question again on June 6.