Marshall Mission Files, Lot 54–D270: Telegram

General Marshall to President Truman

234. Knew nothing of Generalissimo’s request of 17 February 1946 (Your 407 refers47). I did know however Government was keenly disappointed, at one point in the negotiations, that ships were not turned over outright. Wedemeyer so informed the Government upon receipt of 92330.48 Reference your reply to the Generalissimo, I recommend this matter be taken up on urgent basis by War Department with the Chinese through Wedemeyer, after passage of legislation. Colonel Davis, my representative in State Department, is familiar with all details and can lend valuable assistance to procedure.

  1. Supra.
  2. Telegram of January 10, not printed.