740.0011 EW/2–1246: Telegram

The Counselor of Embassy in China ( Smyth ) to the Secretary of State

274. After discussion with Gen. Marshall, I prepared a note to Foreign Office embodying views set forth in Dept’s 261, Feb. 9 (received Feb. 11)18 and handed it yesterday evening to Dr. Wang Shihchieh, [Page 1106] Minister of Foreign Affairs. Dr. Wang said that he appreciated very much receiving views expressed by U. S. Govt which would receive the prompt and careful consideration of the Chinese Govt after which a reply would be made.

Dr. Wang said that the Russians continued to be difficult to deal with and that no agreements had been reached on Manchuria.

  1. See footnote 17, p. 1104.