393.1111 Gemmell, Nina E./3: Telegram

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

239. Hankow’s March 30, 8 p.m., and Shanghai’s March 30, 11 a.m.79 Following telegram sent the Minister for Foreign Affairs today is being repeated to Hankow and Shanghai:

“March 31. I have the honor to state that Miss N[ina] Earl [Eleanor] Gemmell, American, is reported captured by Communists at Yuanchow, Kiangsi, and that other members of the mission are reported confined in Yuanchow which has been taken by Communists. It is requested that Your Excellency will be good enough to devise immediate liaison for the release of the Americans concerned.”

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