The Acting Secretary of State to the Minister in China (Johnson)
257. Your 610, July 21, 9 a.m. and 617, July 22, 9 a.m. in regard to the restrictions imposed by the Canton authorities upon the importation of liquid fuel.
A representative of the Standard Oil Company called at Department on July 21 in regard to this matter. Department desires that the Legation and the Consul General continue to press this matter both at Nanking and Canton as one of importance and urgency.