Marshall Mission Files, Lot 54–D270: Telegram
General Marshall to Lieutenant General Alvan C. Gillem, Jr.
81547. Have just read your 344 you will have to force an agreement quickly regarding entry of teams into Manchuria. Remember I worded those stipulations, hurriedly dictating them after a conversation [Page 591]with the Generalissimo. It seems to me that you could get a concession from each side sufficient to permit entry of teams. You will have to force the issue. We cannot delay any longer. If there is to be further delay over the teams I feel you yourself must go to Mukden. I am not in agreement with the opinion of Byroade and you that the Committee of Three loses face in the matter. Face will be lost if the fighting develops more seriously in Manchuria and spreads south into Jehol. That will be the serious consideration, not face.