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United States Department of State / Papers relating to the foreign relations of the United States, 1931
(1931)

Australia,   pp. 839-846 PDF (2.7 MB)


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AUSTRALIA.
PROPOSED TREATY BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND AUSTRALIA
      RELATING TO RIGHTS OF ENTRY FOR BUSINESSMEN'
711.415 Traders/7
Memorandumn' by the Under Secretary of State (Cotton) of a Conver-
          sation With the British Ambassador (Lindsay)
                                   [WASHINGTON,] April 29, 1930.
  I had a talk with the British Ambassador and we talked over
several things, -
  First, he wants to know about the various British claims which have
been recommended to Congress for payment. I told him I thought
I remembered that we had done all we could on that but we would
take it up again.
  Second, they have apparently considered the Australian position
as to which I have for some time held the annexed file.la The Ambas-
sador suggests an ad hoc treaty with Australia covering this specific
point for submission at the next session of Congress and asks if we
will draft such a treaty. I told him I would consider it.
  Will the Treaty Division draft such a treaty and submit to me?
                                            J[OSEPH] P. C[OTTrON]
711.415 Traders/2
   The British Ambassador (Lindsay) to the Secretary of State
No. 474                          WASMNGTON, 19 December, 1930.
  SnR: On April 26th last [sic] I discussed with the Under Secretary
of State the desire of His Majesty's Government in Australia to
remedy the situation under which Australian business men are unable
under existing United States law to obtain visas as treaty traders.
I have now been instructed by His Majesty's Principal Secretary of
State for Foreign Affairs to inform you that since the question was
first taken up in 1926 the Commonwealth Government have always
believed that the United States Government were anxious to remove
  1 For previous correspondence regarding entry of Australian businessmen
into
the United States, see ibid., 1927, vol. i, pp. 437 ff.
  la Not printed.
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