Marshall Mission Files, Lot 54–D270: Telegram
General Marshall to the Under Secretary of State (Acheson)
1071. Dear Acheson: Reference my 105377 and your 93593,78 Chinese Govt, through Chief of Protocol has officially advised me that appointment is favorably considered. Therefore please proceed without delay.[Page 1317]
I stated that I had not yet approached the President in the matter as I wished to avoid the possibility of embarrassing him and Generalissimo in case latter was not favorably impressed. I therefore requested Chinese to delay confidential notification to their Ambassador until Presidential action was assured. I told Protocol Chief that you would confidentially notify Chinese Ambassador before nomination is made public. Also, at same time, please explain matters to General Wedemeyer showing him 1058, and notify me.