893.102 Ic/4: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Chargé in China (Ruddock)

193. Your 247, July 5, 5 p.m.

Department believes measures proposed in your 230 June 24, 4 p.m., would rather intensify the situation and precipitate troubles apprehended. Do you consider conditions in the neighborhood of Ichang so critical as to warrant a warning that Americans should repair to places of safety as in 19113 and recently at Urga?