393.11/1088: Telegram

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

219. Legation’s 114 [214], March 22, 4 p.m.

1. The following telegram received from Minister for Foreign Affairs is being repeated to Canton and Shanghai:

“Your Excellency’s wire of 22nd instant was forwarded to me here. Kiangsi Provincial Government inform me that strong measures are being taken to suppress the Communists. Will you instruct your nationals to remain where we station Government forces and not to go about without first informing local authorities? Trust Your Excellency will see the importance of this request.”

2. Suggestion contained in third paragraph of Legation’s 190, March 12, 11 a.m., is respectfully renewed.

3. Foregoing is being repeated to Hankow.