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

150. My 139, February 14, 8 [5] p.m., paragraph 3. Following from Hankow:

“February 17, 6 p.m. Nationalist Government has demanded that building now occupied by Salt Gabelle be vacated within a month for use as Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the Salt Gabelle to be removed to building now occupied by the Ministry.”