800.6363/299: Telegram

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

538. Your 742 September 10, 11 A.M.

After consulting with Thomas, you may make formally the request indicated in Department’s 492 of August 22, 1921, without implying in any way that the company waives any of its rights or that the position of this Government relative to economic opportunity in mandate territory has been or will be modified. Point out carefully that this Government would not object if privileges with respect to travel or geological examination similar to those accorded nationals of this country should also be accorded other nationals. The Department feels that objections in detail may be removed by conference between the appropriate authorities and the company’s representatives.

Hughes