893.00/8143: Telegram

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

85. Following from Hankow:

“January 25, 3 p.m. Your January 22, 7 p.m. and January 23, 5 p.m. I have advised by circular instructions through representatives of missionary organizations here that all Americans in inaccessible places in this consular district should withdraw to places where transportation facilities are good; that women and children should withdraw to points easily accessible where communication lines are still intact; and that all Americans should be prepared to withdraw immediately upon warning or indications of serious antiforeign outbreaks.

Conditions are quiet in Hankow and considerably relaxed since resumption of business in British Concession yesterday.”