The Minister in China ( Crane ) to the Secretary of State
[Received February 18—12:25 p.m.]
93. Quo Tai-chi on behalf of Canton Government requests that the Legation point out to the Department that the accumulated Southern customs surpluses were allocated with Peking Government’s consent withdrawal of which is retroactive and ultra vires, same argument applying to position of the diplomatic body which has recently rejected Peking’s application for these funds. I have no comment.