The British Ambassador (Lindsay) to the Secretary of State

No. 320

Sir: I have the honour to refer to the note which you were good enough to address to me on the 23rd day of May last regarding the tariff rates in Muscat, in which you suggested that the United States Government should submit for the consideration of the Sultan a draft of a new treaty on most favoured nation lines to replace Article III of the Treaty of 1833. I am instructed by His Majesty’s Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs to inform you that His Majesty’s Government in the United Kingdom welcome the suggestion put forward in your note under reference and to express the hope that you may be able to furnish me with a draft of the proposed new Treaty as soon as it may be convenient to you.

I have [etc.]

R. C. Lindsay