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

My Dear Mr. Lamont: I acknowledge with appreciation your letter of June 14, 1946 with enclosures, informing this Department of recent correspondence with the Honkgong and Shanghai Banking Corporation regarding steps to be taken towards termination of the China Consortium. The Department would be interested to learn of the action taken with reference to final dissolution of the Consortium, and of the procedure adopted for notifying the Chinese Government.

Sincerely yours,

For the Secretary of State:
William L. Clayton

Assistant Secretary