893.51/7702: Telegram

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

1156. Department’s 967, July 26, and your 1373, August 4. From the Secretary of the Treasury for Adler.

In case of non-renewal of the 1941 Stabilization Agreement in its present form or in a revised form, and in case your services on the Stabilization Board will no longer be required, you will go to India as soon as the discussions now going on regarding the 1941 Agreement terminate and before you assume your new duties as Treasury representative.
In case the 1941 Agreement is renewed and should you continue on the Stabilization Board in your present position, the question of a vacation or a leave of absence is regarded here as a matter for discussion between you and the Chinese. However, should it be decided that you should take a vacation in the near future it would be appreciated by the Treasury if you would go to India for such vacation and would prepare a report on monetary conditions and having particular reference to the gold and silver markets.
The expenses of your trip to India would be paid by the Treasury Department.
Further developments in the discussions regarding the 1941 Stabilization Agreement must be awaited before considering more details of the proposed trip to India. [Morgenthau.]