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5-464 To Harry S. Truman, June 6, 1946

   
Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press
Date: June 6, 1946

Subject: China


To Harry S. Truman

June 6, 1946 Radio No. GOLD 832. [Nanking, China]

Top Secret

Dear Mr. President:

Generalissimo and Communists are issuing orders at noon today Thursday June 6 halting advances, attacks or pursuits by their Manchurian forces for a 15 day period commencing at noon tomorrow June 7th,1 during which period complete agreements must be reached regarding the three points mentioned in my message of June 5 GOLD 828. That is, arrangements for the complete termination of hostilities in Manchuria, complete resumption of communications in China and execution without delay of agreement of Februay 25 for reorganization of armed forces.

Document Copy Text Source: Records of the Department of State (RG 59), Lot Files, Marshall Mission, Military Affairs, GOLD Messages, National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Maryland.

Document Format: Typed radio message.

1. Marshall had drafted a press release to be issued by the Committee of Three announcing the truce agreement, but Chiang Kai-shek did not desire a joint statement. (Foreign Relations, 1946, 9: 982.)

Recommended Citation: ThePapers of George Catlett Marshall, ed.Larry I. Bland and Sharon Ritenour Stevens(Lexington, Va.: The George C. Marshall Foundation, 1981- ). Electronic version based on The Papers of George Catlett Marshall, vol. 5, “The Finest Soldier,” January 1, 1945-January 7, 1947 (Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003), p. 580.

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