893.102 Tientsin: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Chargé in Japan (Dooman)

173. Your 290, June 22, 2 p.m. I approve of your timely action in expressing your opinion to Yoshizawa as reported in your telegram. Although no serious incidents involving American citizens with Japanese military have been reported as a result of Japanese restrictive measures against the two Concessions at Tientsin, the reports of the humiliation and indignities which are being inflicted by the Japanese upon other nationals at the Concessions’ boundaries are receiving widespread publicity in this country and are causing a general feeling of indignation on the part of the American people. Continuance of acts of the character mentioned cannot fail to contribute toward making more difficult the composing of an already difficult situation.

Repeated to Peiping, Chungking and Tientsin.