412 Lord Lothian, U.K. Ambassador to the United States, to U.K. Foreign Office and to Department of External Affairs
Cablegram 882/87 WASHINGTON, 8 December 1939, 11.39 a.m. 
My telegram No. 825.  In reply to formal note Secretary of State has today advised me  that appointment of Minister to take charge all affairs relating to Australia is entirely acceptable to the United States Government and that President  will accord formal recognition at convenience of His Majesty  and His Majesty's Government in the Commonwealth of Australia.