893.841 Surtax/27: Telegram
The Chargé in China ( Mayer ) to the Secretary of State
[Received August 14—9:22 a.m.]
806. 1. Following from American consul at Shanghai:
“August 14, noon. Acting under the authority of the Legation’s telegrams July 11, 5 p.m.;2 August 1, 7 p.m.;3 and August 10, 4 p.m., the President Taft was cleared at the request of owners only by [Page 452] consular clearance after Bank of China declined to accept legal tonnage dues at the rate of 4 mace and Customs had refused to issue [a] no-objection slip. The Dollar Company was given all precautionary warnings contained in the Legation’s instructions referred to.”
2. Department’s telegram No. 314, August 11, 6 p.m. was repeated to Shanghai as the Legation’s 134, August 13, noon.