562.8F4/52: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the United Kingdom (Winant)

825. Reference Embassy’s 834, January 29 and 856, January 31, 6 p.m. Full Powers authorizing signature of protocol for United States by Remington Kellogg and Loyd V. Steere or by either of them issued January 29, 1944.

Please request British Government to consider statement that Full Powers have been issued as authorization for signature of protocol by either or both of United States delegates pending receipt of Full Powers which are being sent by pouch.

Kellogg is authorized to proceed to Washington before signature of protocol.


[The text of the report of the American Delegation to the Conference, dated February 2, 1944, is printed in Senate Executive Document D, 78th Congress, 2d session, International Agreement for the Regulation of Whaling, page 11.

For text of the Protocol signed February 7, 1944, see Department of State Bulletin, June 24, 1944, page 592, or British Cmd. 6510, Miscellaneous No. 1 (1944): Protocol on the International Regulation of Whaling (With Final Act of the Conference), London, 7th February, 1944

The President submitted the Protocol to the Senate on May 10, 1944; the Senate gave its advice and consent to ratification on June 16, 1944; and the President ratified the Protocol on June 24, 1944. The Protocol, however, never entered into force.]