The Ambassador in China (Stuart) to the Secretary of State
[Received February 7—3:22 a.m.]
217. Soviet Embassy on February 6 delivered third person note (reference Embassy’s telegram 136, January 24, 9 a.m.) stating that Dairen a commercial port, entry naval vessels not provided, therefore necessary diplomatic couriers in future proceed Dairen in commercial vessels. Prior notification of arrival should be made to Soviet Foreign Minister through American Embassy, Moscow. Note closes with request that contents be brought attention appropriate American authorities.
Note is apparently for purpose confirming oral declaration reported in reference telegram.
Sent Department 217; Department please repeat to Moscow.