893.24/6–2448: Telegram

The Consul at Tientsin (Warner) to the Secretary of State

184. ReConGentel Nanking 303, June 5, repeated Dept as 154.58 Marcel Leopold59 inquired today if reply received from Embassy or Dept indicating whether or not there was possibility obtaining arms and ammunition from US in connection with barter deal for Bureau Consolidated Experts Technical Studies, Peiping.

Leopold indicated Mojzisek60 unable make headway with Wellington Koo, Washington, and if no assistance gained thru ConGen, Tientsin, he proposes pursue firearms matter with Belgians, who have apparently evinced much interest.

ConGen would appreciate receiving Embassy and/or Dept views with indication as to possible reply if any which may be given Leopold letter to ConGen dated June 9, forwarded under despatch 66, June 10.58

Sent Nanking as 341, repeated Dept 184.

  1. Not printed.
  2. Landlord of the Consulate General at Tientsin.
  3. Oldrich R. Mojzisek, arms agent, Seattle.
  4. Not printed.