893.102S/2456: Telegram

The Consul General at Shanghai (Lockhart) to the Secretary of State

My April 8, 1 p.m. In view of the fact that Municipal Council has received a letter from a terrorist organization threatening violence in connection with reorganization of Settlement, the Chinese authorities at Chungking may wish to consider making a public announcement of their acquiescence in reallocation of seats or at least to inform Chinese Ratepayers Association at Shanghai of acquiescence.

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