893.00/8–146: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in China (Stuart)

539. For General Marshall. Your very informative 121017 to the President and me is greatly appreciated, and I hasten to reassure you of our unqualified confidence in the complete wisdom of your decisions. We fully recognize the size and complexity of your vexatious task, and as you are of course fully aware, stand ready to take whatever assisting action you may desire.

We are distressed to hear of Dr. Stuart’s illness and I hope you will give him my best wishes for a speedy recovery.

The increasingly violent wave of terrorism directed at intellectuals and others critical of the Kuomintang appears to us to be a disturbing current development and we are therefore pleased to note that this subject is included among those you are bringing to the Generalissimo’s attention.

  1. July 30, p. 1419.