393.1123 Coltman, Charles/56: Telegram

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

59. With reference to the Department’s No. 44 March 9, 6 p.m.50 you are requested to report upon the present status of the Coltman case, and the prospects of a satisfactory settlement. If there exists any impression in the public mind that the case has been settled to the satisfaction of this Government by such partial measures as the Chinese Government has thus far taken, or that this Government is permitting the case to drop out of sight, you are authorized in your discretion to make an appropriate public statement.

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