The British Chargé ( Chilton ) to the Secretary of State
Sir: With reference to previous communications with regard to the Mandate for Palestine, I have the honour to transmit herewith, by direction of my Government, a copy of the draft of the proposed Treaty between the United States Government and His Majesty’s Government regarding the Palestine Mandate, which has been drawn up in consultation with the French Government.
In communicating a copy of this draft to you, I am directed to ascertain whether you agree to its terms, and if not, what modifications you consider desirable.
As the terms of the Mandate are to be recited in the Treaty, the latter cannot, of course, be finally concluded until the former have been approved by the Council of the League of Nations. His Majesty’s Government are, however, not contemplating any modifications of substance in the text of the Mandate except for the insertion in article 25 of the phrase “with the consent of the League of Nations” between the words “be entitled” and “to postpone”, and except for some modification of article 14 as to which I am expecting a further communication.[Page 282]
You will observe that the operative clauses of the draft Treaty are very similar to those in the draft Treaty as to the African Mandate, a copy of which I handed to you on the 29th ultimo.18
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