The American Ambassador in Great Britain ( Dawes ) to the British Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs ( Simon )
Sir: With reference to Article 17 of the Extradition Treaty between the President of the United States of America and His Majesty The King of Great Britain, Ireland and the British Dominions beyond the Seas, signed this day at London, I have the honor to inform you that the Government of the United States of America is agreeable to the proposal of His Majesty’s Government in the United Kingdom that the provisions of the above mentioned Treaty shall, as from the date of its entry into force, be applicable to Transjordan.
I have [etc.]
[Pursuant to the first paragraph of article 18 of the extradition treaty of December 22, 1931, between the United States of America and Great Britain, a British Order in Council, dated June 6, 1935, applying the extradition treaty in respect of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, and all British Colonies was published in the London Gazette June 14, 1935.
On July 30, 1935, the British Ambassador at Washington gave notice to the Secretary of State of the accession of Newfoundland to the treaty in accordance with the provisions of article 14, and on August 17, 1935, the British Embassy informed the Secretary of State that the accession of Newfoundland would take effect on August 30, 1935.
On August 9, 1935, the British Ambassador at Washington gave notice to the Secretary of State of the accession of the Commonwealth of Australia (including, for the purpose, Papua and Norfolk Island) to the treaty in accordance with the first paragraph of article 14, and stated, in accordance with the fourth paragraph of the article, that the [Page 362] notice included the mandated territories of New Guinea and Nauru, administered by the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia. On August 17, 1935, the British Embassy informed the Secretary of State that the accession of the Commonwealth of Australia would take effect on August 30, 1935.
On July 31, 1939, the British Ambassador at Washington gave notice to the Secretary of State that in accordance with the provisions of article 17 the treaty should be extended to the Federated Malay States of Negri Sembilan, Pahang, Perak and Selangor; the “Confederated Malay States of Johore, Kedah, Kelantan, Perlis, and Trengganu; Brunei; and the State of North Borneo. The treaty is regarded as having become so extended on July 31, 1939.
Provisions of the treaty were extended to Burma effective as from November 1, 1941, by exchange of notes dated July 22 and August 1, 1941.
Provisions of the treaty were extended to India pursuant to note dated March 29, 1942, from British Embassy enclosing copy of Order in Council of February 23, 1942, providing that accession would have effect as from March 9, 1942.]