893.74/1027: Telegram

The Consul at Tientsin (Fletcher) to the Secretary of State

Department’s 125 [135], August 29, 4 p.m. to Peiping, Creamer case. Action taken as instructed in paragraph 1 of telegram under reference on August 30. No acknowledgment [as yet?] has been received from the Japanese Consul General, but Creamer yesterday reported that he believed Japanese surveillance of his movements had been discontinued.80

Sent to Peiping. Repeated to the Department, Chungking. Code text by air mail to Tokyo.

  1. In despatch No. 1181, September 20, the Consul at Tientsin reported that the Japanese Consul General had replied saying that Mr. Creamer had been placed under surveillance by the military authorities because of his suspected connection with certain “lawless elements”, that the Japanese did not apprehend or question him, and that the surveillance had been withdrawn (893.74/1031).