The British Ambassador (Howard) to the Secretary of State

No. 302

Sir: With reference to my note No. 213 of March 31st, last, I have the honour to inform you, under instructions from His Majesty’s Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, that His Majesty’s Government consider that the Yap–Menado cable should be handed over at once to the Netherlands Government without waiting for the resumption of the work of the First Committee of the Washington Conference of 1920.

I have [etc.]

(For the Ambassador)
H. G. Chilton