893.00/10–2848: Telegram

The Consul General at Tientsin (Smyth) to the Secretary of State

309. If Embassy approves issuance restrained statements suggested Peiping telegram 594 to Embassy,26 we suggest statement be prepared [Page 866] by Embassy and text sent Tientsin and Peiping for simultaneous release. Such action would preclude possible confusion arising from issuance respective offices of different statements.

Sent Nanking 552, repeated Department 309.

  1. Sent to the Department as telegram No. 396, October 27, 5 p.m., above.