493.11 N 15/123: Telegram

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

112. Your 183, March 23, 6 p.m.17

  • Section 1. Department estimates at 8,321.97 gold dollars as value of property of American Government lost at Nanking on and after March 24, 1927. Losses of American employees as estimated by them are 39,367.87 gold dollars. These amounts should be combined with the actual property losses of the American Government’s Chinese employees and should appear simply as one sum designated [Page 338] as property losses of American Government and its employees. No preferred status should be given reparations listed in this paragraph.
  • Section 2. Department’s records show claims of American organizations and citizens arising out of Nanking disturbances amount to 216,042.01 gold dollars and 673,911.28 Mexican dollars. No estimate furnished Department by Protestant Episcopal Church which states that estimates have been given Cunningham at Shanghai. In discussions reserve right to include such additional claims as may come to light.
  1. See telegram from the Chargé in China, p. 327.