File No. 893.512/52.

The Acting Secretary of State to Chargé MacMurray.

No. 325.]

Sir: The Department has received your despatch No. 683 of July 9, 1915, with its enclosures, relative to the Chinese Stamp Tax Law.

The Legation’s understanding of the Department’s attitude as to payment by Americans of stamp taxes, as stated in the despatch under acknowledgment, is correct.

I am [etc.]

Frank L Polk.