The British Chargé (Chilton) to the Secretary of State

No. 550

Sir: With reference to my note No. 209 of March 14th and to a conversation between Mr. Craigie and Mr. MacMurray on June 22nd relative to the arms embargo resolution recommended by the Diplomatic Body at Peking on October 3rd last, I have the honour, under instructions from His Majesty’s Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, to inform you that no further communication has been received by His Majesty’s Government from the Netherland Government on this question.

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His Majesty’s Representatives were instructed on June 25th to obtain the adhesion of all the Governments concerned in the arms embargo question and it would be appreciated by His Majesty’s Government if you could see your way to instruct the United States Representative at The Hague to support the representations of his British colleague on this question. His Majesty’s Government would also be glad, should you think it desirable, if similar instructions could be sent to the United States Representative at Christiania.

I have the honour to ask you to be so good as to inform me at your early convenience whether you would be disposed to send instructions in the above sense to the United States Representatives at The Hague and Christiania in the hope of expediting the adhesion of the Netherland and Norwegian Governments to the Peking resolution of October 3rd last.

I have [etc.]

H. G. Chilton