The Acting Secretary of State to the Embassy in China

140. Dept approves procedure set forth penultimate paragraph memo enclosed Emb despatch 1094, Feb. 8 regarding re-registration American consular title deeds Shanghai (Embtels 620 Apr. 3 and 776 May 925). In event question raised Dept feels it desirable to press Chinese authorities for issuance new “certificates of ownership” rather than validation of existing consular title deeds by stamping.

Sent Emb Nanking as 140. Repeated Shanghai as 862.

  1. Latter not printed; it urgently requested Department’s instructions (893.5200/5–946).