File No. 763.72111Un3/8

The British Ambassador ( Spring Rice ) to the Secretary of State

No. 142]

Sir: I have the honour to acknowledge your note No. 733 of April 5, received to-day, informing me that complaint has been made to your Department concerning the frequent appearance on the streets of Detroit of uniformed Canadian soldiers wearing filled cartridge belts. You ask that the attention of the Canadian Government may be called to the matter and express the hope that instructions may be issued to prevent a continuance of the practice.

I have the honour to inform you in reply that I am at once bringing the matter to the notice of the Canadian Government.

I have [etc.]

Cecil Spring Rice