393.1123 Coveyou, Walter/2: Telegram

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

35. My 34, April 27, 11 a.m. [p.m.] The following telegram has been sent to the Legation:

“68, April 29, noon. My 66, April 27, 10 p.m. No further details have been received regarding killing of three Catholic Fathers except that Father Anthony [Maloney] at Chenki has reported that he has recovered the bodies.

I have requested Ho Chien41 to use every possible effort to apprehend the bandits and adequately punish them. Repeated to the Department.”

  1. Chairman of the Hunan Provincial Government.