The Acting Secretary of State to the Minister in Egypt ( Howell )
8. Your 10, March 10, 11 a.m. It is believed desirable that for the time being you should limit your representations to an oral discussion with the Foreign Office, in the course of which you should take particular exception to the closing paragraph of its note of May 16.
With your report of the results of your representations the Department would be pleased to receive your recommendations as to the nature and content of the formal written communication which the Department will consider later authorizing you to address to the Egyptian Government.