895.01/54: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in China (Gauss)

320. The Department desires that you make very discreet inquiries of the National Government in regard to the so-called provisional government of the Republic of Korea, claiming to have its seat in Chungking. Information as to the extent of the physical following and organization of the so-called government, as to the number and sphere of operations of its armed volunteers, as to its contacts with any revolutionary forces that might exist in Korea and Manchuria, and as to the attitude of the National Government toward it and relations with it would be of interest.