137 Hodgson to Eggleston
Cablegram PC4 CANBERRA, 16 March 1943
Your S.40. 
I fully appreciate your position and have endeavoured to expedite.
Minister however has been very pressed over political crisis here
 and arrangements impending visit abroad.
Difficulty here over articles (a) and (g) of proposed exchange of
In one telegram you suggested omission  but I now note you
desire acceptance without conditions. However telegram is being
sent to you today following on our acceptance of issue British
Order in Council, to which we previously demurred owing to our
separate negotiations. 
Minister is in consequence suggesting to you simple exchange of
notes which is best possible solution for the various difficulties
that have arisen. It seems you can now advance good reasons for
this and for abandonment of negotiations for separate treaty.