The Chargé in China (Peck) to the Secretary of State
[Received May 10—10 a.m.]
322. The Embassy has today received a note from the Foreign Office quoting a communication from the Military Affairs Commission to the effect that the mouth of the West River in Kwangtung has been closed and that the entrance and exit of Chinese and foreign vessels is prohibited.
Repeat to Embassy at Peiping, Canton, Hong Kong. Latter please notify American naval authorities and shippers at Canton and Hong Kong.