123 Bacon, Leonard Lee: Telegram

The Consul General at Shanghai (Cabot) to the Secretary of State

1488. ReDeptel 709, April 21. Soviet Consul General awaiting instructions Moscow on Bacon and Colling visa applications. Soviet Consul said he understood decision deferred depending outcome negotiations [Page 875] Washington. Nothing can be done here expedite issuance. If visas forthcoming, space will be reserved on Smolny whose next sailing date uncertain. Vessel has just left Hong Kong for Vladivostok and Dairen without calling Shanghai.

Moscow please notify Shanghai if Foreign Office needs more information regarding Colling application which filed after Bacon’s.

Repeated Nanking 837, Dairen 38 and Moscow 10.