893.102S/1749: Telegram

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

111. Department’s 65, February 24, 1 [6] p.m., to Shanghai and Shanghai’s February 25, 7 p.m., Shanghai municipality. Representations were made orally today to the Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs,14 in accordance with paragraph 3 of the Department’s telegram under reference, and an informal memorandum of my oral statement left with him.

The Vice Minister replied that lie would convey my representations to the Foreign Minister and that his latest information from Shanghai indicated that the discussions between the Japanese military and the Shanghai Municipal Council were proceeding satisfactorily.

My British colleague will make similar representations tomorrow. The French Ambassador is awaiting instructions.

Repeated to Chungking.

  1. Renzo Sawada.