The Minister in China (Johnson) to the Secretary of State
[Received June 8—6:42 a.m.]
249. Paragraph 1 of Legation’s 241, June 3, 5 p.m. Japanese have now announced that equal number of troops from Tientsin garrison will not be returned to Japan for the present. This is contrary to usual practice and results in substantial strengthening of Tientsin garrison.
Repeated to Nanking and Tokyo.