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The Minister in China ( Crane ) to the Secretary of State

75. Legation’s 59, January 26, 11 a.m. Inspector General customs is informed that Wu will postpone further action in regard to seizure of the customs. Wu asks that last year’s surplus held at Shanghai be remitted to South. Legation proposes press for immediate allocation entire sum 2½ million taels controlling [sic] Southern conservancy with customary foreign consular cooperation and for notification from diplomatic body to Wu through consular body Canton.