The Minister in China (MacMurray) to the Secretary of State
[Received March 24—6:03 a.m.]
244. The following from American consul at Nanking.
“Approximately 175 women and children were evacuated yesterday. Fourteen women and sixteen children were sent to Shanghai by steamer Pi Yang. Remainder are being cared for on board the U. S. S. W. B. Preston and U. S. S. Noa.
Cantonese troops have entered the city. A small naval guard has been established at this consulate.”