The Acting Secretary of State to the Secretary of the Navy (Forrestal)

Dear Jim: In accordance with Secretary Marshall’s request and my conversation with you this morning, the State Department is requesting that the guarding of the ammunition dump at Tientsin be turned over to Chinese National Government forces and the United States Marines be withdrawn from that area.

Attached is a copy of Kosmos 2438 from Secretary Marshall in Moscow which gives a complete statement of his views.

Sincerely yours,

Dean Acheson
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