883.05/266: Telegram

The Chargé in Egypt (Winship) to the Secretary of State

14. Minister of Foreign Affairs has addressed a circular note to Capitulatory Legations presenting six points for modification of Mixed trials [Courts] practically the same as those outlined in my memorandum left in the Department last May5 and requesting acceptance before January 31. If observations or changes are desired to be made in proposed modifications, the note proposes an international commission to be called in Cairo in February with an Egyptian Government official as President. Despatch No. 146, submitted on the subject. Copy of note with proposed text of article 12 with observations, will go forward in this week’s pouch. There is no indication other powers will accept points in full but it is believed they will agree to discuss them at an international congress.

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