811.0141 Phoenix Group/105½

The British Embassy to the Department of State


Although Article 2 of the proposed exchange of notes concerning Canton and Enderbury Islands provides for the administration of the Islands by an United States and a British official, His Majesty’s Government do not consider that it will be necessary in practice for a permanent British administrator to reside on Canton Island and they consequently propose that the duties of the British administrator should be confined to periodical visits.