893.5045/63: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Consul General at Shanghai (Cunningham)

Your June 4, 6 p.m. and previous telegrams same subject.

Department approves the measures taken by you and the Commander-in-Chief as reported by you for the protection of the lives and property of American citizens at Shanghai. Conferences have taken place here with a view to affording further facilities for this purpose should they be necessary. While regretting the turn of events, the Department is anxious that all needful measures should be employed to prevent the further spread of the trouble and to afford adequate protection to American lives and property. Should any action be contemplated which goes beyond this function Department desires to be promptly informed.

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Department suggests that in telegraphing the Legation concerning developments at Shanghai you state whether similar information is being telegraphed the Department. This will avoid duplication. Repeat to Peking.