893.00/7543: Telegram

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

317. Referring to my 311, July 30, 7 p.m. Following from American consul general at Hankow:

“August 4, 11 a.m. Your July 31, 6 p.m. Believe this to be another Cantonese boast. No probability that they will reach Hankow. Sun16 is throwing heavy reenforcements into Kiangsi, and Wu17 is sending two more divisions to Yochow where his naval forces are known to be. Will keep you informed of any developments.”

MacMurray
  1. Sun Ch’uan-fang, Tupan of Anhwei, Chekiang, Fukien, Kiangsi, and Kiangsu.
  2. Wu Pei-fu, commander of allied armies which overthrew the Provisional Government of Tuan Chi-jui. See pp. 591 ff.