393.1123/4: Telegram

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

256. Following telegram to American consul at Hankow repeated for your information:

“March 25, 7 p.m.

Following information regarding situation at Hankow [Nanking] (this information transmitted to Department in paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 of my 255, March 25, 7 p.m.).
You should immediately call upon Ch’en32 and after informing him of the above protest against this unprovoked and outragerous attack upon and killing of American citizens by Nationalist forces at Nanking, impress upon Ch’en my expectations that he will at once take every possible measure for the relief of Americans still in Nanking.”

  1. Eugene Ch’en, Minister for Foreign Affairs in the Nationalist Government at Hankow.