The Secretary of State to the Minister in China ( Crane )
46. Department’s 43, January 27, 6 p.m.47
Customs reports Woudrichem cleared from New York August 12th for Shanghai, Hongkong, Canton and Manila via Norfolk with [Page 545] general cargo including 52 packages seaplanes consigned to Gunn, Canton, a quantity of machine tools and fittings consigned to Kwan Nam Engine and Shipbuilding Company, Canton, and took on in addition at Norfolk 47 packages pipes and fittings, 77 packages of generator parts and equipments, 50 packages of boiler parts consigned to Kwan Nam Engine and Shipbuilding Company, Canton. There appears to have been no indication that machinery was for other than commercial uses and shipment was therefore permitted under Export License R.A.C. 77, which is the form used for all goods exportation of which is not specifically restricted.
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