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The Under Secretary of State ( Castle ) to the Chief of the Treaty Division ( Barnes )

Mr. Barnes: The British Ambassador told me that he had had a long discussion with Mr. Cotton on the subject of the exclusion of Australian business men and that it had been decided that the best way to overcome the situation was to sign a treaty covering the subject. Mr. Cotton asked the Ambassador if he would prepare a treaty which we could consider. The Ambassador left with me the attached draft conventions,2 in order that we might look them over and give him very informally our ideas as to which of the two was the better.

I should be glad if you could make a study of the thing as soon as possible, in order that I can have another talk with the Ambassador.

W[illiam] R. C[astle, Jr.]
  1. Neither printed.