The Ambassador in China (Stuart) to the Secretary of State
[Received September 8—8:42 a.m.]
1871. Embassy in note August 5 requested 6 months’ extension time limit registration property Shanghai (ReDeptel 1098, September 2, repeated Shanghai 1255). Embassy orally informed yesterday by Foreign Office representative that matter referred to land administration which had not yet replied but that there is little doubt extension will be granted. Suggest issuance press release be delayed pending receipt formal reply from Foreign Office which Embassy will attempt to expedite.
Embassy assumes that in accordance with Department’s suggestions, Consul General [at] Shanghai will in meantime edit release, and will clear informally with concerned Chinese authorities after extension officially approved.
Repeated Shanghai 768.