The Chargé in Great Britain (Atherton) to the Secretary of State
[Received May 3.]
Sir: I have the honor to enclose a copy of a Foreign Office note, dated April 24, 1933, (No. A1175/1175/45), transmitting the draft of a supplementary convention to regulate the application to British colonies, protectorates and mandated territories and to insular possessions of the United States, of the Convention between the United States and Great Britain, signed at Washington on March 2, 1899,8 relative to the disposal of real and personal property in the respective countries.
As reported in the Embassy’s despatch No. 1752 of March 13, 1931,9 the pertinent portions of the Department’s instruction No. 694 of March 3, 1931,9a were officially communicated to the Foreign Office.10 The Foreign Office subsequently inquired whether the Department contemplated that the signature of the supplementary convention should take place at Washington, but it apparently overlooked the reply which was made by the Embassy, that the Department would prefer to have the convention signed at Washington (See Department’s telegram No. 156, June 8, 193111); and consequently the expected instructions were not sent to the British Ambassador at Washington.
Attention is invited to the proposal of the present note that the supplementary convention shall be signed at Washington, since the original convention was signed there.
- William M. Malloy (ed.), Treaties, Conventions, etc., Between the United States of America and Other Powers, 1776–1909 (Washington, Government Printing Office, 1910), vol. i, p. 774.↩
Foreign Relations, 1930, vol. iii, p. 139.↩
Ibid., p. 138.↩
- Note No. 1100, March 13, 1931,
ibid., p. 140.↩
- Not printed.↩
- Charles G. Dawes, Ambassador to Great Britain.↩
- Arthur Henderson, British Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs.↩