890d.01/83: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in France (Herrick)

231. Your 288, July 17, 8 p.m.

Department gratified at the satisfactory understanding which has been reached over Syrian Mandate Convention as indicated in your telegram.

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Discussion of last sentence of Article 7 of convention will be taken up at the convenience of the French Government.

Department considers that French suggestion regarding Article 5 of Mandate is satisfactory. First sentence of French text is in fact an appropriate rendering of corresponding sentence of my draft for that Article. Acceptance of our suggested modification of Article 11 and addition of Article 19 have been noted. It is assumed that treaty will be in both French and English, both texts authentic, and that our English text will be accepted as proposed.