893.00/12422: Telegram

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

720. My 713, August 29, 5 p.m. The following telegram has been received from Foochow:

“August 29, noon. My August 28, 11 a.m. Yenping now reported not captured by Reds. Situation at Foochow easier but still bears watching. No word yet from the three Americans listed in the above-mentioned telegram.”

The following telegram has been sent to Foochow:

“August 30, 4 p.m. Your August 28, 11 a.m. Commander in Chief states gunboat is now en route to Foochow and will arrive there September 1st.”