The British Chargé (Mallet) to the Acting Secretary of State

No. 505

Sir: I have the honour to refer to Mr. Cordell Hull’s note of the 12th May regarding the negotiation of a Treaty of Commerce and Navigation between the United States and India with the dual objective of providing for the admission and sojourn of businessmen in each country in the territories of the other, and of establishing modern rules relating to the treatment to be accorded to the growing trade between the two countries. The Government of India accept Mr. Hull’s proposal that such a Treaty should be negotiated, and I am instructed to accept his suggestion that he should furnish me with a draft for the consideration of the Government of India. The latter would prefer that the proposed Treaty should be as simple as possible.

I have the honour [etc.]

V. A. L. Mallet