393.1111 M Nielsen, Niels/44: Telegram

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

622. Department’s 258, July 22, 3 p.m.39 Cost of Boatner’s trip estimated at 125 yen plus $6 gold per diem from evening of July 12th to termination of mission. In response to my inquiry, Chase states his opinion that under the circumstances no practical advantage is to be gained by Boatner remaining. With the Department’s approval I shall telegraph him to terminate his mission forthwith.

2. Reference paragraph 2 of the Legation’s 613, July 21, 4 p.m., Danish Minister has no information and is refraining from seeking information from Denmark since in my opinion matter rests for decision by Danish Mission headquarters in China at Mukden in accordance with local urgent developments in the case and advices from home society. Chase has been instructed to consult with Danish Mission in Mukden in regard to any information desired in this regard.

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