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The Ambassador in Great Britain (Mellon) to the Secretary of State
[Received November 11.]
Sir: I have the honor to state that on November 1 I supplemented my representations made to the Foreign Office as reported in my telegram No. 298, October 18, 11 a.m., 1932, and pointed out to Sir Robert Vansittart that the delay in reaching a settlement in the matter of the Koweit oil concession was becoming “exasperating”. A memorandum of the conversation which I intended to have with Sir Robert Vansittart had been previously prepared and a copy was left with the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs at the conclusion of my visit. The line of conversation followed very closely this memorandum, copies of which are enclosed herewith.
On leaving, I asked Sir Robert Vansittart to give the matter his personal attention in the hope that a speedy settlement might be worked out, to which he gave me his full assurance.
Counselor of Embassy