693.0031 Tibet/8–748

Memorandum of Telephone Conversation, by the Chief of the Division of Chinese Affairs (Sprouse)

During the course of a telephone conversation with Mr. Tsui this morning on another subject, I was informed by him that he had learned that the Tibetan Trade Mission had handed to Mr. Woodward the letters addressed to the President by the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan Regent, and that the Mission was planning to leave for New York tomorrow without making any further effort to see the President. Mr. Tsui asked that he be furnished informally, if possible, copies of the letters which the Mission was leaving for the President. I made no reply to his request other than to thank him for the information.