393.0015/94: Telegram

The Chargé in China (Peck) to the Secretary of State

94. Withdrawal Americans from Kuling. Instructions contained in Department’s 27, February 10, 6 p.m. were communicated both orally and in writing this morning to the Chinese Foreign Office with the additional request the Commander of the Chinese forces at Kuling arrange for and designate date and route for safe conduct of party of American Consular and Naval officers at Kiukiang to and from Kuling. Military representative orally agreed to take up matter immediately with Chinese military authorities.

Foreign Office stated orally that British representations (see Embassy’s 93, February 10, 9 p.m.91) were communicated to the military authorities this morning for action.

Repeated to Peiping, Shanghai, Hankow and Davies.

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