The Minister in Greece (Skinner) to the Secretary of State
[Received 5:21 p.m.]
6. Bill introduced increasing rate of metallic drachma on imported wheat from five to eight and a half and on imported flour from six one quarter to fourteen, the higher rates of duty applicable from March 2 although bill not yet enacted. I am representing strongly to Government injustice of applying this extremely heavy increase without notice, especially as to flour afloat and [or?] on order, and hope to secure postponement of application new rates at least until chamber can act promptly upon pending measure.