811.20 Defense (M)/11226: Telegram

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

35. Your 1564, December 29, noon.2 Metals Reserve will accept from the National Resources Commission delivery of 1,000 tons tin f. o. b. planes, Kunming. This arrangement will be covered by proposed amendment to the existing contract, already agreed to in principle but not yet formally executed. Consent to accept 1,000 tons tin [Page 646] is conditioned on expected delivery by National Resources Commission not later than end of next April of 2,000 tons tungsten ore.