The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in China ( Johnson )
3. Your 18, January 13, 3 p.m.9 In case there arises in connection with the situation at Sian an emergency calling for the hiring of a private plane to evacuate Americans and other nationals, we are prepared to stand our share of the cost. This authorization is to be acted upon only if you consider that evacuation is imperative and that resort to the means in question is essential for the effecting of evacuation.
If private plane is used, please telegraph Department promptly the amount of our share of the cost.
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