740.0011 Moscow/99: Telegram

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

2045. Your 1532, October 27, 8 p.m. My urgent message 2032, October 27, 10 p.m. reported that full powers were being telegraphed Chinese Ambassador [at] Moscow. Foreign Office tells me they were sent within half an hour of receipt here of message requesting them. In communications with Chungking both from Washington and Moscow it should be borne in mind that there is delay in transmission. Mr. Hull’s message from Moscow of October 26, 11 [4] p.m. instructing me to urge Chiang to despatch full powers instantly to Chinese Ambassador did not reach Embassy until October 28, 3 p.m.

Please inform Moscow.


[For final text of Declaration of Four Nations on General Security, signed at Moscow, October 30, 1943, see Department of State Bulletin, November 6, 1943, page 308.]