The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in China (Stuart)
516. Urtel 856 Apr 25. You are instructed have MA3 immed approach highest available Commie mil auths Nanking and enter strong oral protest against action Commie soldiers violating Ambs residence, indicating he is doing so on instructions from his Govt. Suggest he might in ur discretion support such protest with memo setting forth factual acct incident.
Emb should follow up with approach to Commie civil auths when they are established Nanking.
Did Commie soldiers use threats or show of arms to compel Chi porter open gate?
- Military Attaché in China, Brig. Gen. Robert H. Soule↩