The Chargé in China (Mayer) to the Secretary of State

No. 1451

Sir: I have the honor to invite the Department’s attention to a despatch addressed to the Legation by the American Consul General at Tientsin on March 19, 1928,62 regarding the arms embargo, copies [Page 301] of which were sent to the Department from the Consulate General. I fully concur in the conclusion reached by Mr. Gauss that it would be highly desirable to obtain early legislation dealing with the question of American participation in the arms, opium, and narcotic traffic in China, so complete and comprehensive as to make it possible for the American authorities promptly and effectively to suppress and punish any American participation therein.

I have [etc.]

Ferdinand Mayer
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