793.94/9214: Telegram

The Ambassador in China (Johnson) to the Secretary of State

378. I have today sent the following message to the Commander of the Asiatic Fleet.44

“I have received no requests for presence of ships from following places, but I wonder whether it would not be advisable to have ships at Foochow, Amoy, Swatow and Canton for purposes of communication in case trouble should occur at any of those places.”

  1. Admiral Harry E. Yarnell, Commander in Chief, United States Asiatic Fleet, at Shanghai.