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

No. 1491

Sir: I have the honor to refer to a despatch, No. 1725, of April 26, 1928, addressed to the Legation by the American Consul at Harbin,66 a copy of which was sent to the Department, regarding a possible violation of the Arms Embargo Agreement of 1919, and to enclose a copy of my reply thereto66 in which I state that I concur in Mr. Hanson’s view that G. A. Bashkiroff and Company, the American firm concerned, would not be violating the arms embargo agreement in importing a two-ton truck chassis from the United [Page 303] States, even though an armored car for that truck is to be constructed locally in order that the vehicle may be used against bandits.

I have [etc.]

J. V. A. MacMurray
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