800.01 M 31/204: Telegram

The Ambassador in Great Britain (Kellogg) to the Secretary of State

541. A note from the Foreign Office states that the British Government are now prepared to conclude with the United States Government treaties in the terms of the draft enclosed in Mr. Harvey’s note March 24, 1923, concerning the former German territories in Central Africa now administered under mandate by His Majesty’s Government; and that the preamble suggested in my note of February 18 last is acceptable to the British Government subject to the substitution in the case of the Cameroons and Togoland of the word “protectorate” for “colony,” the former being the designation given to those territories by the German Government at the outbreak of the war. The note concludes by stating that I will be informed as soon as the necessary documents are ready for signature.

Mr. Harvey’s note above referred to was based on your telegram 61, March 21, 5 p.m., 1923.11 My note of February 18th above referred to was based on your telegram 39, February 16, 7 p.m., 1924. Please instruct.