124.93/1–2749: Circular telegram

The Ambassador in China ( Stuart ) to the Secretary of State

In compliance Department’s instructions, Minister-Counselor Clark with requisite staff is proceeding Canton with Chinese Government and will establish section of Embassy there to be functioning not later than February 5, being date upon which Foreign Office states Government will begin functioning Canton. Ambassador will, for time being, remain Nanking with bulk Embassy staff. Shanghai please instruct Lapham.

Sent Consulates circular; repeated Department. Department pass Tientsin.