740.00119 MPC/64b: Telegram

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

1525. Under instructions from Secretary Hull you are informed that the preamble of the Four-Nation Declaration has been approved with the following single revision: The substitution of the words “United Kingdom” for “Great Britain”.

Under instructions there is likewise transmitted in my immediately following telegram the final draft of the text of the numbered paragraphs of this declaration.

You will personally hold the revised preamble and numbered paragraphs in strict confidence until you are instructed either by Secretary Hull or by myself or upon request of the Chinese Government to deliver this complete text of the Four Nations declaration to the Chinese Government.

If there are any subsequent changes in the text of this final draft you will be duly informed.