The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the Soviet Union (Smith)
927. Moskco 62. Urgent for the Secretary. The information upon which Nanking based its 810, Apr 15, repeated to you as no. 14, is no longer correct. Cooke originally fixed time unsatisfactory to Navy and us. On basis of Navy instructions turnover is now taking place and will be completed by Apr 21. Operation will also include withdrawal from Peiping.
Repeated to Nanking as Dept’s 431.