The Ambassador in Great Britain (Dawes) to the Secretary of State
[Received January 18.]
Sir: I have the honor to refer to the Department’s instructions No. 1293 of February 15, 1928, and No. 1323 of March 2, 1928,53 in connection with the claims of British inventors against the United States Government, and to state that on January 4th the Counselor of this Embassy was asked to call at the Foreign Office and a note with enclosure, copies of which are transmitted herewith, were handed to him. The hope was expressed that the information contained therein supplied all the data desired by the American authorities.
In the conversation regarding these claims with several officers of the Foreign Office, reference was made to the friendly spirit of the negotiations between Sir John Broderick of the British Embassy and Mr. Phenix of the State Department, and these officers expressed their opinion that the State Department’s note, dated July 23, 1928,54 in reply to Sir John Broderick’s Memorandum of January 5, 1928,55 deviated from this spirit in its phraseology and the purely legal points of view set forth therein, more especially in view of the last paragraph of the exchange of notes of May 19, 1927.56
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Counselor of Embassy