393.1111 Young, Edward/13: Telegram

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

84. [Department’s 48,] February 2, 6 p.m.36 Following was received from Hankow February 3rd:

“Following telegram has been received from Corbette, Kanchow, Kiangsi: ‘Grateful for prompt action. Young freed, also Schram, wife and child. Letter follows’ “.37

  1. Not printed.
  2. In despatch No. 1020, February 19, the Consul at Hankow transmitted to the Department a letter from Bishop J. A. O’Shea at Kanchow, dated February 5, which stated that the Reverend William Edward Young was set free on January 28 “after the ‘Reds’ saw themselves practically surrounded by soldiers and knew they would have to break up to escape total annihilation.” (393.1111 Young, Edward/22)