The Ambassador in China ( Gauss ) to the Secretary of State
[Received October 28—2:37 p.m.]
Reference Department’s No. 247, October 25, to Chungking, just received, regarding Chinese customs. Unless you perceive any objection you may address any [an] informal letter to the Inspector General in the sense of the first paragraph of my No. 414, October 8, 10 a.m., and in delivering it point out to him orally the simple and obvious error of his interpretation of the American position.62
Sent to Shanghai, repeated to the Department and Peiping.
- The Department was advised by the Consul at Shanghai (Stanton) in his telegram of November 3, 11 a.m., that such an informal letter had been addressed to the Inspector General of Customs (693.002/1138).↩