File No. 158.931/89b.

The Acting Secretary of State to the American Minister.


Dr. Strong and his assistant, Dr. Oscar Teague, will leave Manila for Peking by the first available transportation, and are to be introduced to the Chinese Government as having been sent by the American National Red Cross, the usual agency of the United States in such matters. Mr. Wilson instructs Mr. Calhoun to inform the Chinese Government that the services of these gentlemen are placed [Page 60] at its disposition in response to China’s invitation to this Government to send specialists.