893.841 Surtax/40: Telegram

The Consul General at Shanghai ( Cunningham ) to the Secretary of State

Referring to [the Department’s] August 17, 3 p.m., and other telegrams exchanged between this office and the Legation. It is published in today’s vernacular press that the surtax tonnage dues have been abolished. This has been confirmed verbally by the Commissioner of Foreign Affairs to me as being effective September 1st.

Repeated to the Legation.