The Secretary of State to the British Ambassador (Lothian)

The Secretary of State acknowledges the receipt of Lord Lothian’s memorandum dated November 30, 1939, ancillary to his note no. 527 of the same date, in which Lord Lothian conveys the endorsement by the British Government of the hope expressed by the Australian Government that the establishment of an Australian Legation will promote the maintenance and development of cordial relations not only between the United States and Australia, but between the United States and the whole British Commonwealth of Nations.

The Secretary of State cordially expresses the endorsement of the Government of the United States to that sentiment.