393.1123 Coltman, Charles/1: Telegram

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

492. My 489. Sokobin26 informs me he was seated in Coltman’s car when shooting occurred. I am representing to the Foreign Office that armed attack on American consul was in violation of international law and an affront to the United States Government. Am demanding arrest and trial of offenders and pending Department’s instructions I am reserving full rights as to presentation of conditions upon satisfaction of which I shall be able to consider matter as adjusted.

  1. Samuel Sokobin, consul at Kalgan.