The Secretary of State to Mr. Thomas W. Lamont, of New York

My Dear Mr. Lamont: I thank you for your letter of November 19, 1945 affording the Department an opportunity to indicate whether it wishes to interpose any objection to the withdrawal of the American Group from the China Consortium.

Under the existing circumstances the Department does not wish to interpose any request affecting the American Group’s judgement or action in the matter.

Sincerely yours,

James F. Byrnes