The Consul General at Canton (Myers) to the Secretary of State
[Received July 22—12:43 p.m.]
80. The Japanese Consul General has informed me that the Pearl River will be closed to all navigation, due to military reasons, for about [Page 791]2 weeks probably from night of July 24. Mindanao 16 has been informed.
There is reason to believe the military operations indicated will take place in the West River and Pearl River deltas as there has been considerable fighting in that general area recently. Repeated to Chungking, Peiping, Hong Kong.
- United States gunboat of the South China Patrol, U. S. Asiatic Fleet.↩