811.5034 (China) American Radio Service/72: Telegram

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

181. Your 403, October 25, 3 p.m.,89 and Tientsin’s October 26, 1 p.m. to Peiping. Inasmuch as the negotiations between the American Radio Service and the Japanese Gendarmerie did not cover the equipment seized in the French Concession, and inasmuch as there is involved in the case the question of interference with an officer of the consular court in the performance of his duties, the Department desires, unless the Embassy perceives objection, that the Embassy supplement the representations reported in Tientsin’s telegram under reference by an approach to the Japanese Embassy at Peiping, If the Embassy should perceive objection to such an approach, the Department desires to be informed thereof.

Sent to Peiping. Repeated to Chungking, Tientsin.

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