741.90g9 Judicial/18: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Chargé in Great Britain (Atherton)

200. Department’s instruction No. 810, June 9, 1931. Disregard that part of instruction which authorizes informal submission to the Foreign Office of memorandum regarding effect of resolution of Council of the League of Nations. Department’s views as expressed in memorandum were based in part on a transcription of the resolution which erroneously quoted the word “enjoy” as “enjoyed”.

While the Department considers that it could reasonably contend that its consent is essential to the effectiveness of the judicial agreement of 1931, the question is largely academic at this time, in view of the consent already given by this Government to the application of the agreement to American nationals pursuant to the provisions of the Tripartite Convention and any further discussion of the question appears to be unnecessary.

If memorandum has already been submitted, you may informally advise the Foreign Office in the sense of this telegram.