893.00/7541: Telegram

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

311. Legation’s 304, July 26, noon. Following telegram has been received from the American consul general at Canton:

“July 29, 2 p.m. Referring to telegram of July 23, noon. Cantonese authorities now predict capture of Hankow and Wuchang in 10 days. General Chiang of Whampoa Cadets has left Canton for the Hunan front.”