893.918/53: Telegram

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

82. Referring to Canton’s telegrams February 28, 1 p.m., and March 1, noon. Department approves as appropriate under the circumstances action taken by the American Consul General in reference to the reported desire of the Chinese authorities to expel Lyon. Department asks that Legation reply to Canton’s telegrams and report any further developments.