Marshall Mission Files, Lot 54–D270

Memorandum by General Chou En-lai to General Marshall

MM 023

Dear General Marshall: Your memo OSE 139, dated June 9, 1946, came to my attention immediately upon my return. I was told while in Yenan that cease fire order had been issued by the Communist Headquarters in Manchuria as early as on June 5th. Except for skirmishes in far-flung areas, where the order could not be reached in [Page 1007] time, I was assured, that fighting will have stopped around 6th. This can easily be verified by the fact, that no point of any significance will be taken by the Communist forces from 8th onward. In order to meet your request, I have wired the subject matter to Yenan nevertheless.31

[Signature in Chinese]
Chou En-lai
  1. Notation by Colonel Caughey: “Copy sent to General Hsu/J. H. C.”