Marshall Mission Files, Lot 54–D270

Madame Chiang Kai-shek to General Marshall

[No. 2]

My Dear General: The Generalissimo asks me to tell you that after the Communists express willingness to accept the conditions as outlined in my first letter (letter No. 1) of the same date, then you might let them know that there is a possibility of the Generalissimo’s acceptance of your suggestion that the Communists should have three divisions in Manchuria to the Government’s fifteen. Their increased two divisions and the Government’s increased one division in Manchuria should come out of the total number of divisions in the reorganization plan as previously agreed upon so that the number of divisions of the whole reorganized army remains the same.

Regarding the disposition of the Communist army in Manchuria, the Generalissimo thinks that it should be stationed in the new boundaries of Hei-lung-Kiang Province.

Regarding the political questions, such as the chairmanship of the Manchurian province in which will be stationed the Communist troops, the Generalissimo feels that they can be settled amicably once the military questions are out of the way.

With kind regards,

Yours sincerely,

Mayling Soong Chiang