800.014 Antarctic/2

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

Sir: The Department has received your letter dated October 10, 1928, in which you request to be informed concerning the attitude of this Department with respect to the right to claim on behalf of the United States any lands which may be discovered by the Flight Division of the Byrd Antarctic Expedition.

Your letter has been noted carefully and if the occasion should arise the Department will be pleased to indicate to you its conclusions in the matter.

I am [etc.]

For the Secretary of State:
J. Reuben Clark, Jr.

Under Secretary