500.A4e/589: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the American Delegation

24. Your 39 May 17, 5 p.m. Department does not know just what commodities are listed in schedule annexed to draft protocol but presumes list is consistent with principle set forth paragraph 3A of Department’s 303, October 23, 7 p.m.68 Subject to the foregoing, Department approves of draft agreement for implementing Washington surtaxes communicated in your 37 May 12, 1 p.m. as modified by paragraph 1 of your telegram under acknowledgment. Department believes it highly inadvisable to include in such an agreement any reference to increased employment of foreign staff of Chinese maritime customs such as that given in paragraph 3 of your 39.

  1. Telegram to the Minister in China, Foreign Relations, 1925, vol. i, p. 859.