The Consul General at Shanghai ( Gauss ) to the Secretary of State
[Received January 4—9 a.m.]
10. Reference my No. 5, January 3, 3 p.m., paragraph 3. American Marine Commander states the subject has not been discussed during the conferences held by the military commanders and that such matters not being within his jurisdiction will when they come up be referred to me.
Repeated to Hankow and Peiping.