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

304. Following from American consul general at Canton:

“July 23, noon. I assume Changsha and Hankow consuls are able to keep you advised respecting military situation. Canton army appears to be advancing rapidly and local leaders are now predicting early capture of Hankow and Wuchang. General Chiang15 of Whampoa Cadets is expected to leave Canton in a few days for Hunan.”

  1. Chiang Kai-shek, commander in chief of the Cantonese Northern Expedition; also known as Chiang Kai-shih and Chiang Chung-cheng.