The British Ambassador (Howard) to the Secretary of State

No. 610

Sir: I have the honour to inform you that I have received instructions from His Majesty’s Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs to approach you on behalf of His Majesty’s Government in the Union of South Africa and to enquire whether, in principle, the United States Government would be prepared to agree to the establishment of a South African legation in Washington.

I should be most grateful if you would advise me as to what reply I should return to this enquiry.

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Esme Howard