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The Minister in China (MacMurray) to the Secretary of State

252. My 246, April 19, 5 p.m. Following from Tsinanfu:

“April 19, 4 p.m. Reliably reported Yenchow evacuated by Northern troops and Kuominchun advancing on Taian. Large number of Chang’s troops believed cut off at Yenchow while Marshal Sun’s reported surrounded south of Tsining but Marshal Sun has managed to reach Taian safely. Due to the critical situation all Americans in Tsinanfu and elsewhere have been advised to leave at once and return when situation clears up. My British colleague has issued similar advices.”