General Marshall to President Truman38
35. Reference my message of 10 January39 giving detailed account of final phases of negotiations for termination of hostilities and the para headed “New subject: Last night, etc.”, on rereading message I fear I may have given impression that a formal proposal had been made to me to serve on committee of 3 military officials to develop the plan for nationalization of Armies of China.
Such was not the case. Only informal expressions of sentiments on the subject occurred.