793.94/8727: Telegram

The Counselor of Embassy in China (Peck) to the Secretary of State

269. Our No. 268, July 12, 6 p.m.

The informant cited in my telegram under reference stated further that he had just received information by telephone from Peiping that (1) fighting at Papaoshan ceased about 3 this morning; (2) 20,000 Japanese troops around Fengtai, most of whom had come from Manchuria via Tientsin.
He added that (1) one division Japanese troops was now en route China from Japan, (2) another was being prepared for embarkation, (3) all military leaves in Japan had been canceled, and (4) the belligerent spirit of the Japanese made it seem unlikely that a major clash could be avoided.
To Peiping, Tokyo.