Marshall Mission Files, Lot 54–D270: Telegram
General Marshall to Mr. Walter S. Robertson, at Peiping
804. Your 331937 just received. Please deliver the following by your hand to the Generalissimo preferably through Madame Chiang.
“Your Excellency[:] I have just been advised by Mr. Robertson at your request that for 2 or 3 days you would remain in Peiping. I have not received a reply to my message to you of May 29.38 Under the circumstances of the continued advance of the Government troops in Manchuria I must therefore repeat that my services in mediation are becoming not only increasingly difficult, but a point is being reached where the integrity of my position is open to serious question. Therefore I request you again to immediately issue an order terminating advances, attacks or pursuits by Government troops, and also that the immediate departure of an advance section of Executive Headquarters to Changchun be authorized by you.[”]39