123 [Hurley, Patrick J.]: Telegram

The Chargé in China (Robertson) to the Secretary of State

1805. For Ambassador Hurley. Delighted at news you will soon return Chungking. You will be interested to know that both Government and Communist representatives privately as well as publicly now express optimism as to outcome negotiations. Gmo (Generalissimo) paid tribute to you at press conference yesterday. Stated you were “primarily responsible for present state of the discussions”. Communists also express gratification over your return.

Everything proceeding smoothly within limits of stalf. Butrick,26 Calder27 and Chase28 here for few days. Assistant Secretary of War McCloy and party of eight were guests at our 46th meeting of agency representatives this morning. They regret missing you.

  1. Richard P. Butrick, Acting Chief of the Division of Foreign Service Administration.
  2. A. Bland Calder, Commercial Attaché in China.
  3. Augustus Sabin Chase, Consul at Shanghai.