The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Japan (Grew)
180. Nanking’s 554, August 29, 1 p.m., is repeated for communication by you to your interested colleagues as follows:
“If the Department approves please inform Tokyo that British, German, Italian, French Embassies and I wish that our several ambassadors at Tokyo would represent to the Japanese Government that the railway which connects Hankow with Canton and Hong Kong is now being used by foreign nationals being evacuated from China and that we hope that every care will be used by Japanese military planes not to machine gun or bombard trains or otherwise interrupt use of that line for evacuation of foreigners.”
The Department approves of your associating yourself with your interested colleagues in making appropriate representations to the Japanese Government in regard to this matter.