Nanking Embassy Files, Lot F79, 820 Surplus Property: Telegram

The Chargé in China (Robertson) to the Consul General at Shanghai (Josselyn)

10. For General Johnson, FLC, re his cable65 and letter Dec 27 concerning FEA materials mentioned in 90012. Concern is felt by General Marshall over fact that lack of immediate disposal of property [Page 1064]in India may delay deactivation of that Theater. However, he considers that material value of this property to China is of sufficient importance to delay final action if necessary for another 10 days. Suggest you immediately communicate with Soong, advise him that he will be given preference on tonnage in question up to—say—Jan 15. If reply not received from him by that date feel quite certain sale in India will receive General Marshall’s approval.

  1. Telegram No. 114, not printed.