711.93114A/47: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Minister in Switzerland ( Harrison )

730. American Interests—China. This Government desires that there be no interruption in extension of financial assistance to qualified American nationals and requests that Swiss Government direct its representatives at Shanghai to resume at once, if possible, the advances which were suspended as reported in your 1078, February 22. Upon the receipt of a reply to its 538, February 17, the Department will consider authorizing such increase in maximum monthly payments as may be necessary.

Department will communicate with you separately concerning working out of more equitable exchange rates.

Stettinius