893.1111Sh4/–: Telegram

The Chargé in China, (Tenney) to the Secretary of State

6. A. L. Shelton, missionary doctor, Foreign Christian Missionary Society, kidnaped by brigands January 3rd, traveling Batang to Yunnanfu, two days journey from the latter place. Reported held for ransom. Wife and two daughters safe. Further details [Page 794] lacking. Have requested cooperation of French consul, Yunnanfu, and have telegraphed to local governor. Will keep the Department fully informed.