893.00/5506: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Chargé in Japan (Caffery)

151. Your 226, September 9, 5 p.m.7 The Department’s chief concern in the disturbance in China has been to afford adequate protection to American life and property and to maintain an attitude of strict neutrality. There is no thought of any other course of action and it is assumed that the other principal Powers entertain similar views. There has been no interchange of views with any of the Powers whose interests might be affected by the developments in China. For your information there is quoted below a copy of a telegram sent to Peking on September 8:

[Here follows text of telegram no. 214, printed on page 371.]

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