The Consul General at Shanghai ( Davis ) to the Secretary of State
[Received July 21—6:40 a.m.]
1770. Land Bureau has not replied to our request further extension of time limit (urtel 1187, July 18, 3 p.m.) but continues to accept applications covered by letter of explanation. Consulate General believes it unwise to press for reply in these circumstances since it may prove to be negative if insisted on.
Consulate General is preparing text press release for forwarding to Department and believes it should be issued without waiting for Land Bureau’s reply.
Sent Department as Shanghai serial 1770, repeated Nanking 1288.