The Secretary of State to the Chargé in the United Kingdom (Johnson)

No. 439

Sir: Reference is made to your despatch No. 686 of July 2, 1938, which reported the receipt of a Foreign Office note No. W 7459/156/36 of July 1, 1938, in reply to the Embassy’s representations with regard to the right of the United States to be consulted in connection with certain modifications of the frontier between Tanganyika Territory and Mozambique.

Having consulted with the American consular representatives at Nairobi and Lourenço Marques, neither of whom perceive objection to the frontier changes in question, the Department authorizes you to [Page 1051]inform the Foreign Office that the Government of the United States assents to the alterations in the frontiers between Tanganyika Territory and Mozambique as set forth in the notes exchanged at Lisbon on May 11, 1936 and December 28, 1937 between Great Britain and Portugal.10

Very truly yours,

For the Secretary of State:
Sumner Welles
  1. In accordance with this instruction the assent of the United States was given in a note to the British Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, dated January 24, 1939, not printed (741.5314/10).