393.1115/4026: Telegram

The Consul General at Hankow (Josselyn) to the Secretary of State

33, The U. S. S. Oahu83 at Hankow had received instructions from the Commander of the Yangtze Patrol84 to be prepared to proceed to Kiukiang. If the Oahu leaves I propose to send Vice Consul Davies to Kiukiang to assist Americans from Kuling and also to obtain information regarding number of Americans at Kiukiang which is reported to be unsatisfactory. A British Vice Consul from Hankow will also probably proceed to Kiukiang on the Oahu. Will telegraph further developments.

Repeated to Chungking, Shanghai and Peiping.

  1. United States river gunboat in the Yangtze Patrol, U. S. Asiatic Fleet.
  2. Rear Adm. David McDougal LeBreton.