793.94/6106: Telegram

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

100. Tientsin’s March 27, noon, and your 284, March 28, 2 p.m. Department approves and has given Japanese Ambassador here informally an account of the apparent facts, together with statement that you have communicated with Japanese Legation and have informed our Embassy in Tokyo, and comment that incidents of this sort make a very bad impression. Japanese Ambassador concurred in the comment and expressed regret and solicitude, saying he had no doubt but that his Government would take appropriate action and do its utmost to prevent such incidents.