393.1123 Seymour, Walter F./2

Memorandum by the Assistant Secretary of State (Johnson)

The Chinese Minister called this morning and finding the Secretary absent came to me to say that he had called especially this morning to see the Secretary for the purpose of expressing his regret over the news published in the morning papers to the effect that an American citizen, one Doctor Seymour, had been reported killed by a Chinese soldier. The Minister said that he had not received any official confirmation of the matter; that the only information he possessed was that which he had received from the press and he was very anxious that the Secretary know the news had shocked him very much.

N[elson] T. J[ohnson]