393.11/1087: Telegram

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

214. Canton’s March 21, 3 p.m.77 The Legation has sent the following telegram to the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Nanking:

“March 22. Referring to Your Excellency’s telegram of March 19, American Consul General, Canton, has received telegram from American citizen at Nananfu reading as follows: ‘Kanchow besieged by Reds; very grave danger, Americans trapped; send help quickly.’ Canton authorities have telegraphically requested despatch troops by General Liu, Nananfu, from whom no reply has been received.

I have the honor to request Your Excellency will urge upon proper authorities the necessity of speedy action to protect Americans at Kanchow.”

Shanghai, Canton and Hankow informed.

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