The Minister in Egypt (Howell) to the Secretary of State

No. 1018

Sir: I have the honor to refer to my Despatch No. 980, under date of March 28, 1927, with regard to the composition of the Mixed Court Judiciary and apropos of this question to state, in reply to the informal comments on despatches received from the American Legation at Cairo, made by G. Howland Shaw, Chief of the Near East Division, that no reply has yet been made by the Egyptian Government to my representations made on March 28th, 1927.

It is believed that this matter has gone by default in the way of an answer from the Egyptian Government by reason of the political tension which has been on here, as the Department has been informed, for many weeks. Should an answer with respect to the question under reference be received by the Legation during my term of service, I shall, of course, transmit same to the Department at once.

I have [etc.]

J. Morton Howell