393.1163/255: Telegram

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

271. A report dated April 16th from Vice Consul Paxton quotes from letters from a considerable number of missionaries in Kiangsu and Anhwei indicating that, in general, missionaries who have returned to their stations have found diminution in antiforeign attitude on the part of both civilians and troops but that in spite of this and assurances given by Nanking government the greater part of American buildings are still occupied by the military.