393.1123 Coveyou, Walter/1: Telegram

The Consul General at Hankow (Lockhart) to the Secretary of State

34. The following telegram has been sent to the Legation:

“66, April 27, 10 p.m. Passionist Procuration have been informed tonight that Fathers Walter Coveyou of Petoskey, Michigan, Clement Seybold of Dunkirk, New York, and Godfrey Holbein of Baltimore, Maryland, were killed by bandits at Chenki, Hunan, on April 24th. Have taken matter up with the Chinese authorities. Repeated to the Department.”