116 Department of External Affairs to Eggleston
Cablegram SC4 CANBERRA, 6 February 1943
Your S.19. 
Minister is prepared accept your view that attempt might be made to obtain agreement on basis of your draft articles 1, 2, 3, 4, and 8 (ratification).
He notes however that Preamble is not appropriate to abrogation of extraterritoriality only, as it visualises general treaty relations.
Suggest therefore Preamble on following lines:
His Majesty &c. and the President &c. desiring to settle certain matters relating to jurisdiction in China have decided to conclude a treaty for that purpose and to that end have appointed as their plenipotentiaries.
Would you now proceed accordingly but telegraph final text before signature.