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The British Ambassador ( Howard ) to the Secretary of State

No. 83

My Dear Mr. Secretary: Sir Austen Chamberlain8 has informed me that His Majesty’s Government are very anxious that the exchange [Page 746] of notes between our two Governments respecting the latest claims settlement should take place before February the 8th, on which day our Parliament meets. He asks me to enquire what progress has been made in this matter and whether we can look forward to the exchange of notes before that date?

Will you be so good as to let me know what answer I should return to Sir Austen, who is evidently anxious for an early reply. I can come to the State Department at any time today if you wish to see me about this.

Yours very truly,

Esme Howard
  1. British Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs.