The Secretary of State to the Minister in China (Johnson)
283. Your 665, August 9, 11 a.m. In conversations in New York on August 6 and 7 with T. V. Soong, officer of the Department took occasion to complain of the action of the Cantonese authorities in relation to importation of petroleum. Soong expressed himself as disapproving such action and stated that he would use his influence toward correcting the situation.