The Secretary of State to the British Ambassador (Geddes)

Excellency: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of Mr. Chilton’s communication No. 524 of July 10th, in which he has outlined the measures proposed by His Britannic Majesty’s Government for the protection of the Holy Places in Palestine and submitted for the information of this Government a revised draft of Article XIV of the Mandate.

The United States has always taken a deep interest in Palestine and appreciates the courtesy of His Britannic Majesty’s Government in keeping it fully informed in regard to the measures proposed to protect existing rights in the Holy Places. The expression of Your Government’s desire that the United States should not be without representation upon the Commission provided under Article XIV [Page 303] of the Mandate has been noted and this Government will be glad to give the matter consideration at the appropriate time.

Accept [etc.]

Charles E. Hughes