Marshall Mission Files, Lot 54–D270

Memorandum by General Marshall to General Hsu Yung-chang

My Dear General Hsu: I addressed a memorandum to the Generalissimo on April 19 regarding non-recognition of Communist forces in Kwangtung Province by General Chang Fa-Kwei (copy attached). In the meantime the situation continues increasingly difficult.

There are two outstanding problems regarding the Kwangtung Communists. First; the amount of money and terms of repayment which is the subject of my memorandum to you and General Chou En-lai on the 27th of April.5 Second; the non-interference with the Communist evacuation. I am told that the Government proposes to retain large garrisons at Tamshui and Lung Kang while the Communists desire that these forces be reduced to one battalion and one company of gendarmes at the two locations respectively in order to preclude interference with their evacuation. I am inclined to agree with them. Will you please let me have your comments.

G. C. Marshall
  1. Not printed; it dealt with substantially the same matters as memorandum by General Marshall of April 22, p. 642.