893.5151/971a: Telegram

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

1690. For Adler from the Secretary of the Treasury.

Mr. Hsi Te-mou and Mr. T. L. Soong have informed the Treasury that Dr. Kung agrees with the Treasury that under present circumstances the 1941 Agreement should not be renewed.
The Treasury herewith instructs you to submit your resignation to Dr. Kung as of December 31, although at your discretion you may postpone date of resignation until January 31, 1944, if you feel that additional month may be necessary to wind up Board’s affairs. [Morgenthau.]