893.102 Kulangsu/135: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Consul at Amoy (MacVitty)

10. Your 23, May 16, 2 p.m. Please report the reasons underlying the Municipal Council’s request for the landing of naval units and whether the British have also landed a patrol. It is assumed that by “joint action” you refer to common or concurrent measures which would have their basis in the fact that both the American and the British Governments have an interest in the International Settlement at Kulangsu.

Repeated to Chungking, Peiping and Shanghai.