393.1111 Nelson, Bert N./56: Telegram
The Minister in China ( Johnson ) to the Secretary of State
[Received January 20—6 a.m.]
32. Legation’s 5, January 6, noon.5 Following from American Consul at Hankow:
“January 19, 4 p.m. Nelson6 has been taken by his captors across the Hupeh border into Anhwei. I have notified military authorities and again urged that some definite and sustained effort be made to effect release. I suggest that the case be brought once more to attention of Nanking authorities.”
Repeated to Nanking.