The Secretary of State to the Minister in the Union of South Africa (MacVeagh)
173. Your 236, August 28, 237, August 30, and 241, September l.47 Proposed constitution and press announcement of Supply Council are approved by interested authorities here, and you may therefore proceed with establishment of Council along lines specified in your telegrams under reference. You should, however, make sure that provisions of constitution are sufficiently flexible to allow you to appoint some other individual as your alternate in place of Commercial Attaché, in event that you and Department should agree it would be desirable to do this.
Detailed messages will follow concerning position you should take towards gold mining requirements and increased exports of coal.
- Telegrams Nos. 237 and 241 not printed.↩