893.841 Surtax/6: Telegram
The Secretary of State to the Minister in China (MacMurray)
Washington, July 12, 1927—2 p.m.
282. Your 718, July 11, 5 p.m.
- Department does not understand necessity of reserving position of American Government at Diplomatic Body meeting as Department’s 280 of July 9, 2 p.m., informed you that the Department saw no objection to protesting against tonnage dues collected in violation of treaty.
- Representative of Robert Dollar Company called at the Department today with regard to question of tonnage dues and was informed in accordance with statement contained in telegram of July 7, 9 p.m., from American Consul at Shanghai quoted in your 705 of July 8, 3 p.m. that the American Consul at Shanghai had already protested against the tonnage tax.