393.1111 Nelson, Bert N./89: Telegram

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

178. [From Perkins.] Legation’s 170, March 26, 4 p.m. American Consul General at Hankow reports that he has sent the following telegram to the Minister at Nanking:

“March 30, 5 p.m. Your March 27, noon. A letter dated March 23 received at Hankow today from Bert Nelson states that on day letter [Page 945] was written airplanes had flown over Kenchiatawu. Postscript to letter states ‘fleeing in haste’.

Daniel Nelson telegraphs from Macheng that General Hsia Tou-ying has left there for Hankow. If it develops that he is here I shall seek an interview.”

For the Minister: