The Minister in Ethiopia (Southard) to the Secretary of State

No. 1181

Sir: I have the honor to refer to the Legation’s No. 1177 of April 24, 1933, enclosing in French and English a copy of the Diplomatic Corps Note addressed under date of April 19, 1933, to the Ethiopian Foreign Office on the subject of reform and reorganization of the Special tribunal (Mixed Court).

The Minister of Foreign Affairs has taken exception to the phrase “accepte que”5 which appears at the beginning (fourth and fifth words) of Paragraph four of the Diplomatic Corps Note of April nineteenth and demands that there be substituted the phrase “prend acte que”. To avoid, if possible, further delay and quibbling the Diplomatic Corps has consented to the indicated alteration in its Note. …

Respectfully yours,

Addison E. Southard
  1. Rendered “agrees that” in the English translation.