393.11/1416: Telegram

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

The following telegram dated February 5, 9 p.m., received by the Procurator General of the Lazaristes mission Shanghai:

“Lazaristes, Shanghai. Kanchow surrounded by a big Red army. Please ask urgent assistance from Nanchang and Canton. O’Shea.”

Procurator General reports that there are 11 American missionaries in and around Kanchow, Kiangsi, at the present time.

Repeated to Department, Hankow, Canton and the Legation.