Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay.

[Telegram.—Received in cipher through Chinese Minister in answer to above. Sent July 16, but bearing no date when received, July 20.]1

For one month we have been besieged in British legation under continued shot and shell from Chinese troops. Quick relief only can prevent general massacre.

  1. See note of July 20, 1900, from Mr. Wu, p. 280.