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

348. Consul general at Hankow reports August 24, 4 p.m., that Cantonese troops have captured Yochow and have advanced a considerable [Page 620] distance towards Wuchang, causing some concern there. Three regiments of Sun Ch’uan-fang’s troops have arrived off Wuchow and more are reported en route.

American consul, Changsha, reports August 23, 2 p.m., that Canton troops, having taken Yochow, are proceeding towards Hankow immediately.