123 Stuart, J. Leighton: Telegram

The Minister-Counselor of Embassy in China ( Clark ) to the Secretary of State

Cantel 324. Director American Section, Foreign Office, under instructions his superiors, asked me to express earnest hope U.S. Government that Ambassador Stuart visit Canton prior returning [Page 739] US for consultation. In agreeing transmit request, I pointed out that, in granting departure Ambassador, Communists might stipulate different itinerary. Knowing Department’s desires this regard, shall continue avoid definite reply Foreign Office.

Sent Nanking 250, repeated Department Cantel 324.