893.102S/1747: Telegram

The Consul General at Shanghai ( Gauss ) to the Secretary of State

Reference Department’s 65, February 24, 6 p.m., and Chungking’s 136, February 25, noon, and my 153, February 25, 5 p.m., all of which have been repeated to Tokyo. A reply of the Council to the Japanese Consul General, reported in my 153, has now been approved by the full Council and is being delivered to the Japanese Consul General forthwith. As it appears that the British diplomatic representative at Chungking has made his representations there and my British colleague tells me that his Ambassador has heard from the British Ambassador [Page 9] at Tokyo and it is my understanding that British representations have already been made there, I respectfully suggest that our representations should now be made at both Chungking and Tokyo.

Sent to Tokyo and Chungking. Repeated to Department and Peiping.