Marshall Mission Files, Lot 54–D270

General Chou En-lai to General Marshall

No. 103.1–4

My Dear General Marshall: With reference to the recommendation of the conference of three on 14 January that the Military Sub-Committee be convened immediately to develop a plan for the reorganization of the Armies of China at the earliest possible date, I have the honor to inform you that Chairman Mao Tze-tung fully [Page 194] approves this recommendation and has made due arrangement to facilitate the proceeding of the Sub-Committee. He further advises me to intimidate [intimate] to you that he entirely subscribes to the Generalissimo’s suggestion64 that you should be invited to be the advisor of this Sub-Committee.

Faithfully yours,

[Signature in Chinese]
Chou En-lai
  1. See Generalissimo Chiang’s memorandum to General Marshall, January 16, p. 191.