The British Ambassador ( Geddes ) to the Secretary of State

No. 715

Sir: With reference to your note of August 27th, respecting the Sockeye Salmon Fishery Treaty, I have the honour to inform you that in a further communication addressed to me on this matter, the Governor-General of Canada informs me that he has been asked to express the grave concern of the Government of the Dominion that any further delay in settling this important matter should have occurred.

Lord Byng of Vimy points out that in consequence of this delay the fishery is not receiving proper protection, and I should therefore be most grateful if you could see your way to inform me as to the nature of the modifications in this Treaty which are considered necessary.

I have [etc.]

(For the Ambassador)
H. G. Chilton