The Secretary of State to the Minister in China (MacMurray)
Sir: The Department has received the Legation’s despatch No. 1291 of November 29, 1927, regarding the making of representations by American consuls on behalf of Swiss citizens in matters of taxation and other protection questions. The Department approves the Legation’s instruction to the American Consul at Harbin of November 26, 1927, stating that representations of this nature were not intended to be authorized by the Department.
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