467.11 W 89/52
The High Commissioner at Constantinople (Bristol) to the Secretary of State
[Received January 21.]
Sir: I have the honor to transmit herewith for the files of the Department the following documents:
- Text of my note of December 24, 1923, to Dr. Adnan Bey, Delegate of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey, communicating to him the approval by the Government of the United States of the arrangement, set forth in the note, for the examination of claims by a mixed committee to be established six months after the exchange of the ratifications of the treaty of general relations signed at Lausanne August 6, 1923.
- Original note, date December 24, 1923, addressed to me by Dr. Adnan Bey, communicating to me his Government’s approval of the arrangement set forth in my note above mentioned, as well as in his note.
- Full powers, presented to me by Dr. Adnan Bey, authorizing him to negotiate, conclude, and sign with the Delegate of the United States, ad referendum, any agreement, understanding, or arrangement regarding claims.45
In this connection I may state that I delivered to Dr. Adnan Bey, at his request, the full powers issued to me by the President for the negotiation, conclusion, and signature of a convention regarding claims. I informed Dr. Adnan Bey that the delivery of the full powers did not appear to me to be necessary in view of the form of the agreement which we had effected, but as I perceived no substantial objection to acceding to his request, I gave him my full powers in exchange for his.
I have [etc.]
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