393.1111 Baker, Charles/4: Telegram

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

110. Hankow’s January 18, noon, and subsequent telegrams concerning capture of Charles Baker. Following from American Consul General at Nanking:

“January 21, 2 p.m. Your telegrams January 19, 5 p.m., and January 20, noon.

I called at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and made oral and written representations in the name of the Legation requesting that urgent action be taken to learn the whereabouts of Baker and to effect his release. Subsequently I have supplied the Ministry with all information received by the Consulate General at Hankow and from American naval authorities. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs promised to send telegraphic instructions at once to the Provincial authorities in the sense desired.”