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United States Department of State / Papers relating to the foreign relations of the United States, 1919

Egypt,   pp. 201-209 PDF (3.0 MB)

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course of its drafting, General Allenby, accompanied by Sir Milne
Cheetham, called upon me at the Agency and requested permission
to acquaint His Highness the Sultan with the fact of the recognition
and upon receiving my affirmative reply, continued to the Palace for
that purpose. I append the text of my note to the High Commis-
sioner, which was rushed to press by the British authorities and
appeared and circulated to an extent at 10 o'clock in the evening in
the editions of the more important Cairo newspapers which bore
date line of the following day.
April 22, 1919.
Excellency: I have the honor to state that I have been directed by
my Government to acquaint you with the fact that the President
recognizes the British Protectorate over Egypt, which was pro-
claimed by His Majesty's Government on December 18, 1914.
In according this recognition the President must of necessity
reserve for further discussion the details thereof, along with the
question of the modification of any rights belonging to the United
States which may be entailed by this decision.
In this connection, I am desired to say that the President and the
American people have every sympathy with the legitimate aspira-
tions of the Egyptian people for a further measure of self-govern-
ment, but that they view with regret any effort to obtain the
realization thereof by a resort to violence.
Accept, Excellency, the renewed assurances of my high consid-
(Signed) Hampson Gary
His Excellency
General Sir Edmund H. H. Allenby,
Special High Commissioner,
In Charge of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
of Egypt.
General Allenby's formal acknowledgment of the above communi-
cation was delivered to me personally at 7 o'clock the same evening
by one of the Residency secretaries.
I have [etc.]                            HAMPSON GARY
883.00/187: Telegram
The Agent and Consul General at Cairo (Gary) to the Secretary of
CAIRO, August 30, 1919, 11 p.m.
[Received September 1, 10.02 a.m.]
.567. I am tonight in receipt by military courier of a letter from
Special High Commissioner Allenby at Alexandria reading as

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