393.1163Am3/55: Telegram

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

270. 1. Referring to Department’s telegram No. 104, March 26, 7 p.m., and my 254, April 2 [1?], 7 p.m.

Under date of April 3rd, Minister for Foreign Affairs, in reply to my note of March 28th, stated Kiangsi Provincial Government has been instructed to investigate the situation in Kiangsi and to accord adequate protection to American citizens.

2. American Consul General, Canton telegraphed April 8, 2 p.m.:

“I am telegraphing today to Bishop O’Shea that in my opinion he and other Americans in southern Kiangsi should leave because situation [Page 449] will probably grow much worse with coming of defeated Kwangsi troops. I have no list of Americans in that area but presumedly Bishop O’Shea will pass my warning on to them.”