123 Sturgeon, Leo D.: Telegram
The Secretary of State to the Chargé in the Soviet Union (Kennan)
400. Please get in touch immediately with appropriate Russian authorities and request prompt action on the following matter:
US Consul General, Leo D. Sturgeon, with staff, will leave Shanghai for Dairen on or about March 6 aboard the SS Check Knot. Check Knot is expected to arrive Dairen on or about March 9. It is urgent that port authorities at Dairen be advised to make arrangements to receive and berth the Check Knot on arrival at Dairen.