393.1123/5: Telegram

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

270. Following received from American consul general Hankow:

“March 26, 6 p.m. Ch’en desires me to convey to you his sincere regret for the loss of American life at Nanking ‘regardless whether [Page 151] acts were committed by Nationalist or Northern troops’. He asks me to say he will issue statement as soon as facts definitely established.”