393.11/1084: Telegram

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

207. Legation’s 190, March 12, 11 a.m. Following telegram has been sent to Hankow, Shanghai and Nanking:

“March 21, 10 a.m. Ministry of Foreign Affairs has requested that instructions be sent General Chin to despatch troops to suppress Communists. Kiangsi provincial government has reported that the 35th Brigade will retain one detachment at Kanchow.”