The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Great Britain (Harvey)

No. 840

Sir: The Department invites attention to the fact that it has received up to the present no reply whatever to its instructions No. 643, September 12, 1922, and No. 781, January 18, 1923, on the subject of Wrangell Island. Please report immediately concerning the steps which have been taken in this matter and the results obtained.

In this connection you are informed that the Department is advised by the Secretary of War that a map of the world recently published by the Department of the Interior of Canada shows Wrangell Island as a British possession.

I am [etc.]

For the Secretary of State:
William Phillips