The Secretary of State to the British Ambassador ( Geddes )

Excellency: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note No. 118 of February 12, 1923, by which you are so good as to inform me that the Government of Canada while concurring in the main points of the draft convention to provide for the protection of the Pacific Halibut fishery, enclosed with my note of December 14 last, have requested you to suggest the following minor modifications:

The substitution of the word “department” for the word “Ministry” in the second paragraph of Article 1;
The insertion of the words “including the Behring Sea” after the words “North Pacific Ocean” in the penultimate line of paragraph 2, Article 3.

These modifications are entirely acceptable. I have accordingly directed the preparation of the Convention for signature and I shall later arrange with you the day for signature.

Accept [etc.]

Charles E. Hughes