393.1163/83: Telegram

The Consul at Foochow ( Price ) to the Secretary of State

Referring to Department’s telegram of January 7, 6 p.m.90 Letter dated Shaowu, Christmas Day, indicates Americans at that place are being subjected to considerable discomfort and may be in some danger from lawless soldiery belonging to 14th Nationalist Army who have occupied all the mission property. Representations have been made locally and also I have telegraphed consul general at Hankow asking him to make known to the commander in chief of all the Nationalist forces my grave concern for the welfare of American citizens not only Shaowu but also at other mission stations where conditions are similar and to insist upon effective measures for their protection.

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