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56 STAT.] GREAT BRITAIN-MUTUAL WAR AID-SEPT. 3, 1942 1607 5. It is the understanding of the Government of the United King- dom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland that all such aid, as well as other aid, including information, received under Article 6 of the Agreement of February 23, 1942, accepted by the President of the Ant, p.14'. United States or his authorized representatives from the Government of the United Kingdom will be received as a benefit to the United States under the Act of March 11, 1941. In so far as circumstances 5 Stat.31. 22U. . c., Supp.I1 will permit, appropriate record of aid received under this arrangement, 6i 4114 1 9 except for miscellaneous facilities and services, will be kept by each Government. If the Government of the United States concurs in the foregoing, I would suggest that the present note and your reply to that effect be regarded as placing on record the understanding of our two Govern- ments in this matter. I have the honour to be, with the highest consideration, Sir, Your most obedient, humble servant, HALIFAX The Honourable CORDELL HULL, Secretary of State of the UnitedStates, Washington, D.C. The Secretary of State to the British Ambassador DEPARTMENT OF STATE WASHINGTON September 3, 1942 EXCELLENCY: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of Your Excellency's note of today's date concerning the principles and procedures appli- cable to the provision of aid by the Government of the United King- dom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to the armed forces of the United States of America. In reply I wish to inform you that the Government of the United States agrees with the understanding of the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland as expressed in that note. In accordance with the suggestion contained therein, your note and this reply will be regarded as placing on record the under- standing between our two Governments in this matter. This further integration and strengthening of our common war effort gives me great satisfaction. Accept, Sir, the renewed assurances of my highest consideration. CORDELL HULL Secretary of State of the United States of America His Excellency The Right Honorable The Viscount HALIFAX, K.G ., British Ambassador.