The Ambassador in China (Stuart) to the Secretary of State
[Received September 12—11:17 p.m.]
1913. In September 9 note Foreign Office has informed Embassy that competent land authorities have agreed Embassy proposal for [Page 1399] 6 months’ extension time limit registration property rights, Shanghai, with period to commence on date notification issued. (ReEmbtel 1871, September 8, repeated Shanghai 768.)
Appears ConGen in consultation with Department is in best position determine date issuance notification. Chinese have quite appropriately requested they be notified as soon as date for issuance notification has been finally decided.
Sent Department 1913, repeated Shanghai as 777.