The Secretary of State to the British Chargé (Chilton)

Sir: The receipt is acknowledged of your note No. 995 of November 21, 1923, informing this Government that the Canadian Government has decided that from the 31st of December, 1923, modus vivendi licenses as provided by Section 3 of Chapter 47 of the Revised Statutes of Canada will not be issued to fishing vessels of the United States and that after that date their rights will be governed only by the provisions of the Treaty of 1818.

Information as to the decision of the Canadian Government has been communicated to the appropriate authorities of this Government in order that public announcement may be made for the information of interested persons.

Accept [etc.]

For the Secretary of State:
William Phillips