The First Secretary of the British Embassy (Maclean) to the Deputy Director of the Office of European Affairs (Hickerson)
Dear Jack: As agreed at our conversation this morning I send you herewith, for your personal information, the text of the formula about Pacific Bases which Paul Mason43 handed to Doc Matthews44 in Paris on the 1st May.
Mason made an explanatory statement to Doc who said he would refer the matter to Mr. Byrnes. Mr. Bevin hopes to discuss it with Mr. Byrnes at an early opportunity.
As our approach was made in Paris and as further discussion is to take place there you were kind enough to agree to regard our conversation this morning as entirely informal.