893.0146/904: Telegram

The Consul at Shanghai (Stanton) to the Secretary of State

1791. First contingent of American Marines sailed yesterday afternoon on President Madison. Colonel Howard with remaining contingents sailed this afternoon on Harrison. Stirring scenes of farewell took place at the customs jetty upon the departure of the Fourth Marines. Diplomatic, consular, military and naval representatives of various foreign governments were present to bid Colonel Howard and his staff farewell. There was also a large turnout of members of foreign and Chinese communities.

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