The Ambassador in China (Stuart) to the Secretary of State
[Received June 25—2:57 a.m.]
1145. [To Tientsin:] Central Government and Supreme Headquarters Nanking have sole authority in matters relating procurement of military material (urtel 341, June 2461). In view of [Aid?] act we feel you can not with any propriety act as communications channel or participate in any way in any transactions of private armament dealers. Smyth62 has been informed of all details of situation.
Sent Tientsin 118, repeated Department 1145.