702.4193/8–1849: Telegram

The Ambassador in the United Kingdom (Douglas) to the Secretary of State

3271. Reference Embtel 3260, August 17, 7 p. m.44 FonOff today informed Embassy by telephone that FonMin Bevin45 had approved [Page 1320] US request that British Consuls, China, take custody US Government properties specified cities. FonOff sending immediate telegraph instructions to its representatives concerned Formal acceptance of US proposal will be sent later and copy airmailed Department.46

  1. Not printed; see footnote 43, above.
  2. Ernest Bevin, British Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs.
  3. Despatch No. 1369, August 19, from the Ambassador in the United Kingdom; received August 24, not printed.