The Chinese Minister (Tan) to the Chief of Protocol (Woodward)
Dear Mr. Woodward: I am directed by the Ambassador to write to you with a view to requesting the President of the United States for an appointment in order to present the members of the Tibetan Trade Mission, which is now in Washington.
The Ambassador will be obliged if you would be good enough to convey the request to the President and ascertain when it will be convenient for him to receive the Ambassador with the mission.
Kindly cause the Embassy to be informed at your earliest convenience of the time of the appointment after it is fixed.
Very sincerely yours,