The Chargé in China ( Mayer ) to the Secretary of State
[Received October 14—5:50 a.m.]
478. My 469, October 12, 11 a.m.64 Following from American consul general, Canton:
“October 13, 3 p.m. Referring to my telegram of October 11, noon.64 New taxes are now being collected on imports and exports. All China [Chinese] and some foreigners are paying, but other foreigners are asking their consuls for instructions.
“Canton foreign Chambers [of] Commerce have written consular corps recommending that new taxes be collected through the Maritime Customs or on values fixed by Customs.”