The Chargé in China ( Mayer ) to the Secretary of State
[Received January 20—9:05 a.m.]
54. Supplementing my 42, January 17, 7 p.m. It is suggested that the Department advise all American mission boards to instruct by telegraph their missionaries in South and Central China promptly to withdraw from stations when directed to do so by American diplomatic or consular officers, since experience has shown the difficulty of inducing our nationals to heed the advice of Government officials in this respect.