393.1121 Wong Bock Yue/3: Telegram

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

206. 1. Department has received a telegram from Bessie B. Wong as follows:

“My father Whang Bakyue or Huang Bockyue, 22 Kwong Anhutung [Kwang An Hutung], Peiping, American citizen of San Francisco, California, left America via Seattle 1916, now managing editor Peiping oversea newspaper, arrested by military authorities Peiping. Please advise Legation there for his release. Am American citizen, San Francisco Secretary of Chinese Presbyterian Church.”

2. Wong Bock Yue obtained Departmental passport on application filed at Consulate General at Tientsin July 9, 1925. Investigate facts [Page 523] and take appropriate measures on behalf of Wong. Report by telegram.