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

1013. Department’s 382 November 7, 3 p.m. Following from American Consul General at Shanghai:

“November 28, 9 a.m. Regarding importations military supplies for American naval and marine forces. I now learn orally that customs have received instructions issued by Ministry of Finance that such importations are henceforth to be governed by former procedure. Customs state they will now pass safely without production of Chinese Government permit. Have informed Navy purchasing office and headquarters marines.”

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