867.602 Ot 81/300

The Secretary of State to the British Ambassador (Geddes)

My Dear Mr. Ambassador: I have received your letter of April 30th in which, in referring to statements noted in the Press that the concession recently granted to Admiral Chester by the Angora Government comprises certain rights in Mesopotamia, you indicate the view of your Government with regard to such a contingency.

While the Department has not, as yet, received a final text of the concession in question, I take this occasion to assure you that careful consideration will be given to the observations which you have presented when more definite information as to the exact nature of the grant is available.

I am [etc.]

Charles E. Hughes