393.115 President Hoover/42: Telegram

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

659. Department’s 232, September 13 [11], 3 p.m. Suggestion was conveyed to Vice Minister Hsu Mo September 14, 6 p.m. He received it appreciatively but said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs was awaiting information regarding degree of injuries of different victims. Peck41 stated that the Embassy had received no information [on] this point and suggested that the Foreign Office might desire to inquire through the Chinese Embassy. He said the Department’s [Page 482] instruction received by the Embassy [stated?] that one seaman had died which accounted for the failure of the Embassy to supply data to the Foreign Office in accordance with its request.

  1. Willys R. Peck, Counselor of Embassy in China at Nanking.