The Ambassador in Great Britain (Bingham) to the Acting Secretary of State
[Received July 19.]
Sir: I have the honor to inform the Department that in compliance with the instructions contained in the Department’s telegram No. 123 of May 24, 5 p.m., I addressed a note to the Foreign Office on May 25 transmitting the suggested revisions in the draft convention to extend application of the Convention between the United States and the United Kingdom, signed at Washington on March 2, 1899, relative to disposal of real and personal property in the respective countries, to British colonies, protectorates, mandated territories and to territories under the authority of the United States.
I now have the honor to enclose a copy of Foreign Office Note No. 4877/1175/45, of July 5, 1933. It will be observed that in paragraph 2 of the note the Foreign Office expresses the view that paragraph 1 of the new Article IV of the Draft Convention (see Embassy’s despatch No. 828 of April 25, 1933) “provides for the application of the Convention to any mandated territory in respect of which the mandate is exercised by His Majesty’s Government in the United Kingdom.” The second suggestion contained in the Department’s telegram abovementioned has, however, been accepted.
The Foreign Office having expressed its willingness to have the British [Page 15]Ambassador at Washington proceed with the signature of the Convention in Washington, I should be grateful if the Department would inform me whether the text as it now stands of the supplementary convention is acceptable.