893.00/12424: Telegram

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

723. My number 720, August 30, 5 p.m. The following telegram has been received from Foochow:

“August 30, 3 p.m. My August 29, noon. No change in situation. U. S. Ship Sacramento arriving at Foochow September 1st. With reference to the whereabouts of Padres Curran, Werner, and Grace the following telegram has been received from Curran at Kienningfu:

‘Returned Kienningfu under General Liu’s care who promises help, advises wait few days.’

This Consulate has requested General Liu to afford all possible assistance and protection to these three Americans.”