793.94112/168: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Consul General at Shanghai (Gauss)

227. Unless after consultation with the Commander-in-Chief you perceive objection thereto the Department suggests that you repeat Tokyo’s 189, March 21, 4 p.m. and 190, March 21, 5 p.m. to Canton and Hong Kong with the request that those offices bring the contents of the telegrams under reference to the attention of American shipping firms for such action as the firms may deem appropriate.