The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in China ( Johnson )
4. Shanghai’s 3, January 2, noon. The Department desires that you instruct the Consul General at Shanghai that in replying to his Japanese colleague he be guided by the Department’s 299, October 5, 8 p.m.95 and supplementary instruction 302, October 6, 7 p.m., to Nanking,96 which telegrams you should repeat to Shanghai if you have not already done so.
The Embassy and the Consuls in China should continue to be guided by the Department’s 299, October 5, 8 p.m. in dealing with requests from Japanese or Chinese authorities for information concerning the location of American institutions endangered by their proximity to places in the range of military operations.
- See telegram No. 250, October 5, 1937, 7 p.m., to the Ambassador in Japan, Foreign Relations, Japan, 1931–1941, Vol. i, p. 509.↩
- See telegram No. 251, October 5, 1937, 8 p.m., to the Ambassador in Japan, ibid., p. 510.↩