No. 565.
Sir L. S. Sackville West to Mr. Bayard.

Sir: With reference to your note of the 19th instant, suggesting that each Government should beat liberty to publish the joint protocols of the Samoan conference, I have the honor to inform you that Her Majesty’s Government are of opinion that, pending the re-assembling of the conference, its proceedings should be considered confidential, and that the publication of them at present might prejudice the satisfactory solution of the question.

I have, etc.,

L. S. Sackville-West.