121.67/2–2647: Telegram

The Ambassador in the Soviet Union (Smith) to the Secretary of State

551. Following is body of note to FonOff dated February 26:

“Embassy has been notified that American courier ship is scheduled to visit Dairen on or about March 5 with official courier of American Government and wife of ConGen Benninghoff as passengers. Vessel will be same which has previously been used on courier trips to Dairen.”

Department repeat to Nanking.