The British Chargé (Lindsay) to the Secretary of State

No. 10

Sir: With reference to your note of the 6th December last, I have the honour to transmit, herewith, copy of an Approved Minute of the Privy Council for Canada,25 regarding the proposed reference to the International Joint Commission relative to the development and use of the St. Lawrence River between Montreal and Lake Ontario in the interests of Canada and the United States. As you will observe, the Canadian Government is ready to join the Government of the United States in submitting the reference to the International Joint Commission under Article IX of the Treaty of January 11th, 1909.26

I have [etc.]

R. C. Lindsay
  1. Not printed.
  2. On Jan. 21 the Department informed the British Embassy that a letter had been addressed the same day to the International Joint Commission embodying the terms of the reference as contained in the memorandum, supra, which had been agreed upon by the two Governments.