125.991H/8–1049: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Vice Consul at Kunming (Lutkins)28

62. Assume Deptel 61 Aug 1229 answers query raised urtel 122 Aug. 10. Re question raised urtel 123, Aug. 10 Dept desires you maintain Consulate long as possible but you shld keep in mind possibility local deal engineered by Lu Han30 and/or Lung Yun31 adherents by which peaceful turnover wld occur prior advance Commie troops that area. Such contingency is one which Dept of course in no position foresee and must under these circumstances rely upon ur judgment and estimate situation.

  1. Repeated to the Chargé in China and the Vice Consul at Chungking as telegrams Nos. telCan 566 and 65, respectively.
  2. Same as telegram No. 62 to Chungking, supra.
  3. Governor of Yunnan.
  4. Governor of Yunnan, 1927–45.