File No. 893.512/56.
Chargé MacMurray to the Secretary of State.
Peking, July 31, 1915.
Sir: Referring to the despatch No. 683 of July 9 in which the Legation reported the intention of the Diplomatic Body to protest against the Chinese Government permitting certain of its departments and public institutions to endeavor to compel the payment of the Stamp Tax by nationals of the Treaty Powers, I have the honor to enclose a copy of a Diplomatic Circular (No. 67) of the 7th instant, submitting the draft of the protest to be made on this subject by the Dean, which was sent on the 26th instant.
I have [etc.]