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The Chargé in China (Atcheson) to the Secretary of State

1373. From Adler to Secretary [of] Treasury. Re your 967, July 26; and 997, July 31.

Saw Dr. Kung yesterday and notified him according to instructions. He was first taken aback but then said it was a pity that action was being taken at very time when Ministry of Finance was about to renew 1941 Agreement subject to specific revisions it had been preparing for your consideration. Have submitted my resignation as of August 2.
Chairman on being informed said he assumed I would participate in work of liquidating Board. I replied that I would prefer to receive your specific authorization before formally agreeing to do so.
Should appreciate your informing me when approximately you would expect me to take trip to India. [Adler.]