393.1111 King, Clifford J./1: Telegram

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

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

“June 6, noon. Reverend Clifford J. King, an American missionary of the Society of the Divine Word, legal residence, Techny, Illinois, currently registered this Consulate, was captured by bandits in southern Honan between Loshan and Chengyang near Tungchung on June 1. Details of the capture not yet known. I have requested General Ho Ying-chin to take every possible means to obtain the release of Reverend King. Repeated to Department.”