811.7353b W 52/50
The Ambassador in Great Britain (Harvey) to the Secretary of State
[Received November 27.]
Sir: I have the honor to refer to my cable No. 536, dated November 16, 5 p.m., 1922,99 and to report that, in compliance with the Department’s cable Instruction No. 306, dated October 7, 7 p.m., 1922, a Note was addressed to the Foreign Office on October 18, 1922, re-iterating the position of the United States with respect to cable concessions in the Azores desired by the Western Union Telegraph Company and the Commercial Cable Company. A copy, in triplicate, of that Note is attached hereto.
A reply has just been received from the Foreign Office, a copy of which is transmitted herewith in triplicate, in which it is suggested that the British and the United States cable companies should be allowed to come to direct agreement under certain conditions with regard to the Azores traffic, “untrammelled by administrative restrictions on either side”, and that “on the conclusion of such an agreement and its confirmation by the issue of landing licences for the Azores cables in the United States, and on the full and immediate renunciation of the exclusive rights of the All-America Company in Colombia, His Majesty’s Government will have much pleasure in withdrawing their opposition to the applications of the Western Union and Commercial Cable companies at the Azores.”
I have [etc.]
First Secretary of Embassy