Memorandum by the Chief of the Division of Far Eastern Affairs (Hornbeck) of a Conversation With the Chinese Minister (C. C. Wu)


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Mr. Hornbeck said that we were all watching with interest the efforts which were being made to effect the release of Mr. Bert Nelson. Dr. Wu said that he thought his Government was actively endeavoring to effect this release, but that it was hard to catch bandits; if military forces pressed too hard the bandits might do violence to the captives; if they do not press hard enough, the bandits continue to hold the captives. Mr. Hornbeck said that he hoped that the release might be effected soon.

Mr. Hornbeck handed the Minister a memorandum42 containing an account of mission property which had been forcibly occupied and [Page 954] apparently was being appropriated by Chinese in Fukien Province. He said that he hoped that the Minister would give this account some thought.

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S[tanley] K. Hornbeck
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