Marshall Mission Files, Lot 54–D270: Telegram

Mr. Walter S. Robertson63 to General Marshall

810. Subject is the Canton situation. Conditions as reported in our 328, 357 and 495 remain unchanged.64 We still have no indication that General Chang Fa Kwei recognizes either the authority of the Executive Headquarters or the presence of Communist troops in his area. The position of our team there is untenable as they have been able to accomplish nothing during their stay of approximately 6 weeks. Believe you have all background information concerning situation. Request action by the Committee of Three to break stalemate before your departure for United States.

  1. American Commissioner at Executive Headquarters, Peiping.
  2. February 11, 13, and 24, pp. 430, 433, and 441, respectively.