393.11/794: Telegram

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

302. My 228, April 13, 1 p.m.7 Following from American consul general at Hankow:

“Several Navy wives proceeding to Chungking indicating Guam will remain there. Naval vessel shortly proceeding to Changsha. Considerable increase in number of Americans, especially missionaries, proceeding to Szechuan, Hunan and Honan and inquiries being received as to possible reopening Chungking and Changsha consulates. I have been unable to discover however any change in the situation on the upper river which would seem to warrant you in modifying recommendations made in your March 24, 8 p.m., from Shanghai.8 The same is true as regards China’s [apparent omission] so long as Chien Chen [Cheng Chien?] and his troops remain there.”

  1. Ante, p. 218.
  2. Apparently not transmitted to the Department.