740.0011 European War 1939/18110

The Secretary of State to the Chinese Ambassador (Hu Shih)

My Dear Mr. Ambassador: I transmit herewith to you for your Government a Joint Declaration.42 I hope that your Government will indicate its willingness to join as a signatory and will authorize you to sign at the earliest possible moment. Until its issuance, the text of the Declaration and everything connected with it should, of course, be held in strictest confidence.

Very sincerely yours,

Cordell Hull
  1. Ante, p. 19.