123 [Clubb, Oliver Edmund]: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Embassy in China

316. Unless objection is perceived please approach FonOff and say that with view to procuring first-hand information re Manchurian developments we desire (Urtel 314, Feb 16, 4 p.m.) if at all feasible to send Clubb to Mukden, where there are understood to be numbers of Chinese officials and troops. In making your approach point out that we consider Clubb eminently qualified for such a mission since he is experienced, discreet, has had service in China and USSR and speaks both languages. Repeated to Shanghai.12 Please radio results of approach.

  1. Repeated as No. 261.