800.51 W 89 Great Britain/211

The Secretary of State to the British Ambassador (Howard)

Excellency: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of Mr. Chilton’s note of May 2, 1927, in which he communicated to the Government of the United States the comments of the British Government on certain statements contained in a letter dated March 15, 1927, from Mr. Mellon, the Secretary of the Treasury of the United States, to Mr. Hibben, the President of Princeton University.

The Government of the United States regards the correspondence between Mr. Mellon and Mr. Hibben as a purely domestic discussion, and does not desire to engage in any formal diplomatic exchanges upon the subject.

Accept [etc.]