761.93/1–346: Telegram

The Chargé in China (Robertson) to the Secretary of State

24. According to General Marshall, on Christmas Day Generalissimo informed him that Stalin28 had requested or invited him to send a special representative to Moscow. Generalissimo asked for Marshall’s advice. He replied that he saw no disadvantage in sending a special representative but that unless the individual was a dominant character of effective personality nothing constructive would result. (Moscow’s 253, December 31 to Chungking29). Other than this incident nothing is known of the matter. (Sent Moscow as 3; repeated Dept as 24).

[Here follows personal greeting by General Marshall.]

  1. Marshal Iosif Vissarionovich Stalin, Chairman of the Council of Commissars of the Soviet Union.
  2. See Foreign Relations, 1945, vol. vii, footnote 58, p. 799.