793.94/5227: Telegram

The Consul General at Shanghai (Cunningham) to the Secretary of State

245. Colonel Drysdale this morning personally witnessed the withdrawal of Japanese bluejackets from that part of Chapei south of the railway and the resumption of control of the evacuated district without incident by 500 Chinese police from Peiping. Drysdale is leaving tomorrow morning for Peiping whereupon Lieutenant Robert H. Soule replaces him as member of the Joint Commission in accordance with instructions of the American Minister. Transmit to War Department.

Repeated to the Legation.