The Chargé in France ( Whitehouse ) to the Secretary of State
[Received April 7—5:20 p.m.]
136. Department’s instruction number 1851, February 2nd, 1926. Foreign Office informs me that French Government agrees in principle and has invited French representative at Cairo to confer with American Minister and British High Commissioner and to hand the [Page 67] Egyptian Government a “note distincte”. It adds that it prefers this method to the communication of a “note identique” and that the French Minister reports that British High Commissioner proposes to act similarly.