811.5034 (China) American Radio Service/64: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the First Secretary of Embassy in China (Smyth), at Peiping

168. Your 361, October 5, 3 p.m. and Tientsin’s October 8, 3 p.m.85

The Department perceives no objection to Fletcher acting in accordance with his suggestion as outlined in paragraph 1 of your telegram under reference. The Department approves the position of the Embassy as reported in numbered paragraphs 2 and 3 of the Embassy’s telegram under reference.
The Department assumes that Tientsin, and if need be the Embassy, will now take action in accordance with paragraph 1 of the Department’s 159, October 2, 6 p.m., to the Embassy.

Sent to Peiping. Repeated to Chungking, Tientsin.

  1. Latter not printed.