No. 154.
Mr. West to Mr. Frelinghuysen.

Sir: I have the honor to inform you that Her Majesty’s Government has received information that the Egyptian Government is about to address a circular to the powers parties to the system of mixed tribunals in Egypt proposing the prolongation of those tribunals for a further period of five years, and that I am instructed by Earl Granville to state to you that Her Majesty’s Government are ready to assent to the proposal on the same condition as on the occasion of the last prolongation of the tribunals, viz, subject to the immediate application of such reforms as the powers may in the mean time agree upon.

I have, &c.,