393.1111 Baker, Charles/21: Telegram

The Consul General at Hankow (Adams) to the Secretary of State

26. My No. 22, February 2, 6 p.m. A further written appeal from Baker has been received. He states that he is suffering from intense cold and lack of proper furnishings and that he is becoming very weak. His captors have reduced the price of his release to $50,000. The Ichang agent of the Yangtze Rapid Steamship Company is now on board the Panay at Mopanshih negotiating with the Communists for Baker’s release.