393.1111 M Nielsen, Niels/40: Telegram

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

604. Legation’s 589, July 11, 7 p.m. Following from American Consul General at Mukden:

“July 16, 8 p.m. Referring to my telegram of July 13, 11 a.m.36 Boatner and 1 called on Marshal Muto at Port Arthur as planned. The Minister’s letter was delivered to him and the salient features of the case presented. In view of the failure of previous attempts to effect release the suggestion was offered that full cooperation be accorded Mission in its efforts to reopen negotiations. His Excellency agreed to give instructions to the appropriate authorities for making renewed efforts to effect captive’s release and advised me to discuss details with Japanese Consulate General and local authorities. Detailed report is being mailed.36

Boatner arrived here with me this morning. It is suggested that he remain here until the plans are evolved which should not require more than few days.”

2. Myers left Mukden on July 17th for leave of absence in Korea leaving Chase37 in charge.

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  3. Augustus S. Chase, Consul at Mukden.