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

21. My 1080, December 12, 11 a.m.33 Following from consul general at Hankow:

“January 5, 3 p.m. Special agreement concluded at Shanghai between Standard Oil Company and Nationalist authorities on December 12 last, for the payment of a special tax of 60 cents per unit on oil, is not being recognized here and company is still required to pay special tax of $1.00 per unit. Shanghai informed.”