Washington, D. C (Aug. 28)
The State Department today issued the following official announcement.
“The Department has received a telegram from Ambassador Dawes stating that, as directed by the Secretary of State on August 26, he called at the Foreign Office and expressed the earnest hope of the Secretary of State that immediate and comprehensive steps be taken for the restoration of order and the protection of lives and property of American citizens in Palestine.
“Ambassador Dawes states that the Foreign Office assured him that every effort is being made, and will be made, to restore order and to protect American lives and property.
“The Department has received a telegram from Mr. Paul Knabenshue, the American Consul-General at Jerusalem, requesting that a consular officer be assigned temporarily to his office for urgent duty at Tel Aviv to assist in work connected with the protection of a large number of American citizens residing there. The Department has assigned Mr. Harry L. Troutman, an American Consul at present in Beirut, to this duty.
“Mr. Knabenshue has reported to the Department that all the American citizens at Hebron as listed in the Department’s press release of yesterday, are now safe in Jerusalem.”