The Vice Consul at Jerusalem (Cobb) to the Secretary of State
[Received August 12—4:40 p.m.]
Referring to my telegram of July 18[20?], 4 p.m. Court of Appeals has handed down decision that American capitulations are not in accordance with the order in council and therefore courts should refuse to recognize Chief Secretary’s instructions regarding same. Chief Secretary states that he has communicated with Colonial Office regarding amendment to the order in council. I am insisting upon maintenance of our rights, but it will be necessary that order in council be amended if local courts are to recognize our rights in regard to the trial of American citizens.