The Department of State to the Belgian Legation


The Department of State has received from the Belgian Chargé d’Affaires at Washington, a note dated July 6, 1922, enclosing a draft treaty with respect to the Belgian mandate for that part of East Africa under mandate to the King of the Belgians, and the text of the proposed mandate.

It is stated in the note that the Government of the King desires the designation by the Government of the United States of a plenipotentiary to sign at Brussels the proposed Convention, and the Chargé d’Affaires calls attention to the urgency of reaching an agreement on the mandates for the territories in Africa so that these mandates may be submitted to the Council of the League of Nations at its next meeting on July 15.

[The remainder of this memorandum is the same, mutatis mutandis, as the memorandum of July 8 to the French Embassy, volume II, page 146, beginning with the second paragraph.]