893.00/10649: Telegram

The Chargé in China (Perkins) to the Secretary of State

1101. Following from American Consul General at Hankow:

“December 5, noon. At a point between Ichang and Itu all shipping is being heavily fired upon by troops ashore. British ship Wanhsien, escorted by British naval vessel, was heavily fired on yesterday near Itu, and latter returned the fire with effectiveness. American ships will be escorted through danger zone by U. S. S. Guam, now at Ichang.

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