393.1163/100: Telegram

The Chargé in China ( Mayer ) to the Secretary of State

60. Following from American consul at Foochow:

“January 20, 5 p.m.

Reports from sources so authenticated and friendly as to be credible indicate the probability further attacks upon foreign mission property within a few days. When the Pillsbury left here yesterday afternoon she expected that another vessel would be sent to Foochow shortly. Can you confirm the arrangement as I have not had any further information or any word from the Pillsbury?
The evacuation Americans is progressing.”

Commander in chief has informed me that Parrott is proceeding Foochow to replace Pillsbury.