Memorandum by the Adviser on Political Relations (Hornbeck)92

The various reports received regarding negotiations at Shanghai for reapportionment of membership on the Municipal Council strongly indicate that there is on the part of the Japanese civilian officials there no knowledge of any intention or plans, if such exist, on the part of the Japanese military to make any move in the near future in the direction of new pressure upon or taking control of the International Settlement.

S[tanley] K. H[ornbeck]
  1. Noted by the Secretary of State.