393.1163/94: Telegram

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

21. Your No. 54, January 20, 4 p.m. As suggested in the Legation’s telegram No. 42 of January 17, the Department has advised all American missionary bodies having representatives in Central and South China to make preparations for their immediate evacuation if it is necessary. This would seem to be sufficient indication of the gravity of the situation.