893.6363/70: Telegram

The Minister in China (MacMurray) to the Secretary of State

274. My 131, March 16, 10 a.m., and your 77, April 6, 1 p.m. Following from American consul general, Canton, July 2, 2 p.m.:

“July 2, 2 p.m. Standard Oil Company is about to resume sale of oil under agreement by Cantonese regime requiring the company to apply for license and submit to the presence of Chinese tax official in the warehouse to check sales, affix stamp, et cetera.”