393.1111 M Nielsen, Niels/49: Telegram

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

646. Legation’s 635, July 28, 1 p.m. Following from Mukden:

“August 2, 10 a.m. Referring to my telegram of July 27, 5 p.m., and the Legation’s July 31 [28?], 1 p.m. This Consulate General was informed yesterday afternoon that gendarme Captain Sakamoto had left by small plane for Siuyen in the morning. Accordingly Hall was unable to accompany the investigator.

Boatner departed this morning for Chinwangtao by train.”

Legation has requested Myers to telegraph his recommendations in light of developments reported above.