The Chargé in China (Robertson) to the Secretary of State
[Received January 4—8:41 p.m.]
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.]
- Marshal Iosif Vissarionovich Stalin, Chairman of the Council of Commissars of the Soviet Union.↩
- See Foreign Relations, 1945, vol. vii, footnote 58, p. 799.↩