10th January, 1929
PERSONAL AND CONFIDENTIAL
(Due to arrive Canberra 9.2.29)
My dear P.M.,
When he was in London recently Sir Joynton Smith, the Australian newspaper proprietor , called on Mr. Amery  with the object of getting him to facilitate the award of the French Legion of Honour which, he stated, had been offered to him by the French Government in recognition of the help that he gave through his newspapers and in other ways to the French cause at the end of the War.
I enclose herewith copy of a letter written by Mr. Amery's Private Secretary to Sir Joynton Smith just before the latter left on his return to Australia. 
I am, Yours sincerely, R.G. CASEY