The Consul General at Dairen (Benninghoff) to the Secretary of State
[Received January 21—9:02 p.m.]
12. Clear text in numerals of translation of memorandum from Soviet Consul following telegram.11 Reference my telegram 10, Jan. 16 . Words in paragraph 3 of “commercial ship” mean unarmed naval vessel is only personal opinion Soviet Consul.[Page 485]
He suggests this point be cleared in Moscow, and apparently wording came from Moscow.
Will take no action pending instructions.
Repeat Shanghai, Nanking, Moscow.
- See telegram No. 13, January 18, infra. ↩