November 14, 1940.
From: Manila, P. I.
To: The Adjustment [sic] General.
Following received reliable sources "Reliably reported Japanese evacuating troops and air forces middle Yantze [sic] including Hangkow. Washington report states concentration transports Haiphong Taipong and Formosa." Taiping referred to probably on Pearl River. Informant believes this presages initiation new plans and not result Chinese pressure. Signed O'Rear.
(PROCEEDINGS OF CLARKE INVESTIGATION pg. 184)