the minister in china （macmurray)to the secretary of state
my 616,december17,10 a.m.following from american consul general at Hankow：
"december16,3p.m.new government gradually getting.settled and the general situation locally is clearing.ministries finance,foreign affairs,and communications will function from Hankow and remander of the govern ment from wuchang．
lampson has had several conferences with eugene chen and has been waiting for three days for instructions
from his government,exact nature of which I have not been able to learn.thus far saburi has had no conference with chen and seems to be waiting for the situation to crystallize.he intimates that he will get in touch with chen when lampson leaves．
i greatly appreciate your keeping me informed of your recommendations to the department.it is most helpful."