393.1123 Lincheng/108: Telegram

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

185. My 179, May 24, 5 p.m. Telegram from Lincheng May 27, 2 a.m., reports that brigands replied in polite tone and stated that they would do nothing to endanger lives of foreigners and that they would accept reasonable conditions if Chinese Government would offer them. Brigands reiterated their five demands.

Powell returned to Tsaochuang May 27, 6 p.m., with two bandit secretaries, whose safe conduct he guaranteed. This forenoon secretaries were conferring with Assistant Military Governor.