Minister King to the Secretary of State.

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american interests.

The boycott has been felt here to some extent. It is completely organized among the Chinese and is in close touch with the organization at Shanghai. Thus far the Standard Oil interests, which have just entered Bangkok, have suffered slightly, both in handling and selling their goods, and the British-American Tobacco Company have felt it somewhat in their trade; but although nominally yet in force it is in fact about dead.

Handicapped by none of the questions, territorial or political, that affect the European nations here, and with an American in the position of general adviser to His Siamese Majesty’s Government who has the entire confidence of the country and whose cooperation can be depended upon by this legation in all right measures, the influence of America in Siam is daily improving. * * *

I have, etc.,

Hamilton King.