493.11 Ekvall, Henry/86: Telegram

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

43. Legation’s 1393, December 28, 4 p.m.38 Counselor Peck has been instructed as follows:

“January 12, 3 p.m. Your December 28, 10 a.m. In accordance with latest information available concerning action taken by Nanking Government in regard to indemnity and apology, please address further note to the Foreign Office being guided in its phrasing by paragraph 3 of the Department’s instruction of December 23, 5 p.m.39 repeated to you in my December 27, 5 p.m. Also request report as to latest developments and again urge most vigorous action by Shensi Government in its efforts to apprehend remaining murderers.[”]

  1. Ibid., p. 560; telegram reported representations In the murder of Henry Ekvall, an American businessman, about July 23, 1932. For previous correspondence concerning the Ekvall case, see ibid., pp. 522561, passim.
  2. Ibid., p. 559.