The Ambassador in the United Kingdom (Bingham) to the Secretary of State

No. 1888

Sir: I have the honor to refer to the Department’s instruction No. 1047 of December 10, 1935,78 requesting the Embassy to submit a report concerning the status of the Department’s previous instruction [Page 717] No. 65 of August 23, 1933,79 concerning the draft convention to extend to outlying territories of both countries the application of the Convention between the United States and Great Britain signed at Washington March 2, 1899, relating to the disposal of real and personal property.80

On receipt of the instruction last above referred to, the Embassy addressed a note to the Foreign Office, No. 145 of August 31, 1933, a copy of which is enclosed herewith,81 to which no formal reply has yet been received. In reply to inquiries as to when an answer to the Embassy’s note might be expected, the Foreign Office has stated that the matter was still under consideration. The Embassy has to-day addressed a further note to the Foreign Office making a similar inquiry.

Respectfully yours,

For the Ambassador:
Ray Atherton

Counselor of Embassy