393.1162/1: Telegram

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


64. Your telegram number 126, March 13, 5 p.m. Department approves the instructions to Canton as given in your paragraphs 2, 3, and 4.91 In the judgment of the Department, military force should be employed only as a last resort and only if considered to be absolutely necessary.

  1. Apparently refers to last three paragraphs.