The Ambassador in China (Johnson) to the Secretary of State
[Received January 19—2:37 a.m.]
25. Embassy’s 18, January 15, noon.
1. The Consul General at Tientsin reports that he has been informed by the Commissioner of Customs at Tientsin that the latter received written notice January 18 from the Hopei-Chahar Political Council that he turn over to the Council all of the customs revenue for January and his balance.
It is also reliably stated that the Salt Commissioner has received similar instructions.
Repeated to Nanking and Tokyo.