393.11/1415: Telegram

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

205. Following from American Consul General at Hankow:

“February 6, 4 p.m. Following telegram received from Bishop O’Shea at Kanchow, Kiangsi: ‘Kanchow besieged by big Red army, please urge Nanchang send succor’.

See Legation’s telegram of March 12, 11 a.m., 1930.9

I am wiring Nanchang Government requesting protection for O’Shea and Father Lewis (not registered, legal name unknown) who are the only two Americans in Kanchow.

Nanking informed.”

For the Minister: