811.20 Defense (M)/135: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Chargé in France (Murphy)

149. Department’s 127, July 22, 8 p.m. For your information, the American Consul at Saigon informs the Department31 that in his opinion French naval authorities at Saigon will not release the ores discharged from the Selenga until specific instructions are received from the French Admiralty. He states that the Chinese Consul at Saigon has been informed by the Chungking Government that this question was taken up with the Government in France by the Chinese Embassy and that the French Minister for Foreign Affairs has authorized the release of the wolfram and antimony purchased by this Government.

  1. In telegram of July 24, 3 p.m., not printed.