The Ambassador in the Soviet Union (Smith) to the Secretary of State
[Received July 18—6:26 a.m.]
2204. Telegram in Russian language from Dairen via Soviet commercial telegraph facilities was received on July 16 (ReEmbs 1908, June 17 and 2177, July 13). Text in translation follows:
“4. July 8, 1946. Two your telegrams of May 1 and 7 arrived June 6 but replies have been delayed in view of the daily expectation of the arrival of a courier. There have been no other messages from you. Inquire Nanking approximately when next courier will arrive. Request to be informed. Benninghoff”
Of two telegrams referred to in message above, May 1 telegram is probably one which Embassy requested FonOff to send to Benninghoff (Emb 1339, April 25). We cannot identify telegram of May 7 since next telegram despatched by Embassy was on May 17 via (ReEmbs 1563, May 18) Soviet commercial channels.
Dept please repeat to Nanking as Moscow’s 90.