The Secretary of State to the British Chargé ( Chilton )

The Secretary of State presents his compliments to the Chargé d’Affaires ad interim of Great Britain and begs to acknowledge with thanks the receipt of his Note No. 545 of July 15, 1922, transmitting, by direction of His Majesty’s Government, copies of a White Paper published on July 3rd in connection with the proposed issue of the Palestine Mandate, and a draft copy of that Mandate.

The attention of His Britannic Majesty’s Chargé is drawn to the fact that the draft copy of the Palestine Mandate submitted on July 15th was prepared previous to the receipt of this Government’s communication of July 12th suggesting certain modifications in the text of the Mandate. It is presumed, therefore, that in stating that the text of the Palestine Mandate as submitted on July 15th was in final form, it was not intended to indicate that the draft would not be susceptible of modification as a result of this Government’s observations of the 12th ultimo.