393.1123 Coveyou, Walter/3: Telegram

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

330. Hankow’s April 27, 10 p.m., and April 29, noon, which were repeated directly to Department by Hankow, relative to killing of three American priests at Chenki, Hunan, have been repeated to Nanking with following instructions:

“Please bring matter to attention of Minister Foreign Affairs and request that appropriate instructions be issued in accordance with Hankow Consulate’s request to Ho Chien.”