The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Great Britain (Davis)

No. 120

Sir: There is enclosed herewith a copy of a letter dated March 15, 1919, from the Standard Oil Company of New York reporting the action of the British military authorities in Jerusalem in sending an officer to the representative of the Standard Oil Company there to inspect certain maps of concessions to prospect for oil which were allotted to the Standard Oil Company prior to the outbreak of the war.

You are requested to report the action of the military authorities to the Foreign Office and to inquire the reason for which it was taken.

I am [etc.]

For the Acting Secretary of State:
William Phillips