The Ambassador in China (Johnson) to the Secretary of State
[Received 3:45 p.m.]
Your [Shanghai’s] April 8, 4 p.m. I have today written informally to the Foreign Minister pointing out the situation described in your reference telegram and expressing the hope that the Chinese Government will take steps to see that this threat to the peace and order of the International Settlement is removed.
Sent to Shanghai, repeated to Department, Peiping.