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116 Department of External Affairs to Eggleston

Cablegram SC4 CANBERRA, 6 February 1943


Your S.19. [1]

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

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


Would you now proceed accordingly but telegraph final text before

1 Document 114.

[AA:A989, 43/305/2, i]
Last Updated: 11 September 2013
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