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Memorandum by the Under Secretary of State (Cotton) of a Conversation With the British Ambassador (Lindsay)

I had a talk with the British Ambassador and we talked over several things,—

  • First, he wants to know about the various British claims which have been recommended to Congress for payment. I told him I thought I remembered that we had done all we could on that but we would take it up again.
  • Second, they have apparently considered the Australian position as to which I have for some time held the annexed file.1a The Ambassador suggests an ad hoc treaty with Australia covering this specific point for submission at the next session of Congress and asks if we will draft such a treaty. I told him I would consider it.

Will the Treaty Division draft such a treaty and submit to me?

J[oseph] P. C[otton]
  1. Not printed.