Marshall Mission Files, Lot 54–D270: Telegram

President Truman to General Marshall

405. My Dear General Marshall: I have read with interest and admiration your telegram of January 24 [23], 98. The Acting Secretary of State joins me in expressing full approval of the action and position you are taking in this difficult situation. I wish to tell you that my confidence in your judgment and ability is again being amply justified by the manner in which you are handling this mission.

If you feel that a useful purpose would be served thereby, you may show the foregoing message to Chiang Kai-shek and to the Communist representative, telling them that I have requested that you do so.

With best wishes,

Harry S. Truman