893.00/4304: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Minister in China (Schurman)


98. You are advised as follows in reply to your telegram no. 164 of April 24, 4 p.m.

Arrangements are being made by the Navy Department, in accordance with your suggestion, to land men for reinforcements to the Legation Guard.

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Department’s no. 180 of July 16, 1920, 2 p.m.,27 will guide you on question of effort of diplomatic corps to prevent military operations about Peking.

What significance is there in the resignation of Chen?