The Chargé in China ( Mayer ) to the Secretary of State
[Received October 20—4:25 a.m.]
495. Your 234, October 16, 4 p.m. I am deferring action contemplated in third paragraph my 485, October 16, 1 p.m., in view of [Page 883] diplomatic body meeting called for this morning further to discuss Canton tax situation in particular relation to certain instructions from his Government which the British Minister, I understand, intends then to bring to our attention.