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FOREIGN RELATIONS, 1919, VOLUME I
and properly so. Without seeking to destroy Canadian industries
we should zealously guard and protect our own interests and promote
our own development.
Very respectfully yours,
W. L. JONES
711.428/559
The Acting Secretary of State to the Secretary of Commerce
(Alexander)
WASHINGTON, December 27, 1919.
SIR: I have the honor to refer to previous correspondence with
your Department regarding the proposed treaty between the United
States and Great Britain, concerning port privileges of fishing ves-
sels, lobster fishing, halibut fishing, and tariff on fresh fish. This
treaty is in process of negotiation upon the basis of recommenda-
tions made by the American-Canadian Fisheries Conference, the
American members of which were your predecessor, Mr. Redfield;
Mr. Sweet, the Assistant Secretary of Commerce; and Dr. Smith,
Commissioner of Fisheries.
I now hand you herewith a copy of a letter received from Senator
Wesley L. Jones of Washington,28 commenting upon the proposed
treaty. Since most of the matters referred to involve facts not
within the knowledge of this Department but known to the members
of the Conference, I am referring this letter to you with the request
that the members of the Conference inform me of their views upon
the criticisms made.
In this connection, I hand you herewith a copy of the draft of
the treaty as formally submitted to me by the British Govern-
ment.29 In this draft of the treaty, a new Section V has been in-
serted which did not appear in the draft examined by Senator Jones.
Accordingly, Senator Jones' references to Articles V, VI, VII, and
VIII, now relate to Articles VI, VII, VIII and IX.
I have [etc.]                              FRANK L. POLK
28 Stupra.
'Not printed; with the exception of minor changes, the same as the draft
of Oct. 24, p. 258.
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