393.1163/385: Telegram

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

30. 1. United Christian Missionary Society plan to return two single women missionaries to Batang, western Szechwan, starting about end of March. Both women said to be experienced travellers and will travel with Canadian family to Chengtu and from there be escorted by Chinese or Tibetan mission helpers. Society requests information regarding present conditions in western China and attitude of Consul General at Hankow toward assisting these women to obtain necessary visas for their passports.

2. After making necessary enquiries reply by naval radio.