The Secretary of State to the Embassy in China

494. You may take up question of Settlements and Diplomatic Quarter with FonOff along lines suggested in third paragraph Urtel 425 Mar 4, stressing desirability of reaching early settlement. Inform Brit Emb of action taken by you. (Repeated to Shanghai and London.21)

Dept authorizes issuance instructions ConGen Shanghai to obtain and forward statements re American claims against Shanghai Municipal Council.

  1. Repeated on the same date to the Consul General at Shanghai as telegram No.421 and to the Ambassador in the United Kingdom as No. 2450.