393.1111 M Nielsen, Niels/33: Telegram

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

216. Your 508, June 9, noon, and previous in regard to Nielsen case. The Danish Legation here, under instruction from the Danish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, has suggested that the Department obtain an opinion from the appropriate local American and Japanese authorities in regard to what could possibly be done from the Danish side, either officially or by private organizations, toward effecting the early release of Nielsen. Please consider this suggestion and discuss the whole case with Danish Legation at Peiping.

Department has again suggested to Danish Legation here that Danish Government should seek such information and advice from Danish Minister in Peiping. We feel that Danish Legation there [Page 723] (and you may so inform it) should closely confer with you and communicate its views to Danish Government.

Please continue to keep the Department informed of developments.