893.00/10654: Telegram

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

1110. Following telegrams from the American Consul at Nanking:

“December 8, 3 p.m. I have today advised that all American women and children leave Nanking by the first available transportation. A number are leaving by the steamship Shingking this evening. Nanking is at present quiet. Railway service between Nanking and Shanghai has been restored.”

“December 8, 10 p.m. Seventy-three American[s], out of a total of one hundred and twenty, sailed tonight for Shanghai.”

“December 8, 11 p.m. U. S. S. Tulsa arrived Nanking tonight.”

The foregoing is being repeated to the commander in chief.