Marshall Mission Files, Lot 54–D270: Telegram

General Marshall to Mr. Walter S. Robertson, at Peiping

866. Please contact Doctor Leighton Stuart51 of Yenching University and see if he would be willing to come to Nanking for a week or 10 days, to assist me quietly by influencing certain Chinese officials of his acquaintance to a more moderate or tolerant point of view during current negotiations.

I am requesting such services of several others: Frank Price,52 Doctor Wu Yi-fang of Ginling College, General Li53 of Army Medical Corps. W. P. Mills54 suggested Dr. Stuart’s name. I would provide transportation. Arrival here would have to be during next 5 days.

  1. American President of Yenching University, Peiping.
  2. Dr. Price had been American adviser to President Chiang Kai-shek.
  3. Maj. Gen. Chen-pien Li, M. D., Director of the Serum Institute of the Chinese Ministry of War.
  4. Dr. Mills was head of the American missionary group at Nanking.