Memorandum by the Director of the Office of Far Eastern Affairs ( Butterworth ) to the Secretary of State

Since you talked with me on the telephone, I have obtained the attached statement from the Chinese Government40 which was publicly issued in Nanking today. Accordingly, I suggest that you may care to question Mr. Tsu-yi Pei as to what specific measures the Chinese Government intends to take to implement these general undertakings, and when they propose to begin putting into effect such measures. Incidentally, this statement embodies the changes suggested by the Department which you approved.41

W. W[alton] B[utterworth]
  1. Infra.
  2. See footnote 23, p. 452.