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

The Counselor of Embassy in China (Smyth) to the Consul General at Shanghai (Josselyn)

38. For Ploward and Johnson from General Marshall. Agree with your recommendation re Calcutta stockpile. (Re Shanghai’s No. 14 of January 10.) Please advise your Indian office accordingly. Question being taken up with Chinese authorities in Chungking where they will be offered terms you recommend and informed that quick decision necessary or otherwise trucks will be disposed of to the Philippines. [Marshall.]