800.014 Antarctic/1

The Personal Representative of Commander Richard E. Byrd (Railey) to the Secretary of State

My Dear Mr. Secretary: In the event that the Flight Division of the Byrd Antarctic Expedition discovers land not now charted on the maps, will you kindly advise me what the attitude of the State Department would be toward the claiming of such lands on behalf of the United States?

Just before Commander Byrd left New York for San Pedro, he asked me, in great haste, to obtain this information and forward it to him at Dunedin.

Will you kindly advise me?

Very sincerely yours,

H. H. Railey