The Minister in China (Johnson) to the Secretary of State
[Received September 20—6:55 a.m.]
756. Following from the American Consulate at Foochow:
“September 18, 9 a.m. My September 5, noon. The situation at Yenping has reached an apparent stalemate with the Fifty-sixth Nationalist Division still holding that city; the Communists a short distance to the north of Yenping; and the Nineteenth Route Army to the south. The presence of a United States naval vessel at Foochow is believed to be no longer essential.”
2. I have repeated message to Admiral Upham52 who is anxious to remove American war vessel elsewhere.
- Admiral Frank B. Upham, commander in chief, U. S. Asiatic Fleet.↩