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INTERNATIONAL -AGREEMENTS OTHER THAN TREATIES [56 STAT. 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 obedient servant, OWEN DIXON The Honourable CORDELL HULL, Secretary of State of the United States, Washington, D.C . The Secretary of State to the Australian Minister DEPARTMENT OF STATE WASHINGTON September 3, 194d SIR: I have the honor to acknowledge receipt of your note of today's date concerning the principles and procedures applicable to the provi- sion of aid by the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia to the armed forces of the United States of America. In reply I have the honor to inform you that the Government of the United States of America likewise accepts the principles contained in Ae p. 1433. the agreement of February 23, 1942 between it and the Government of the United Kingdom as governing the provision of mutual aid between the Governments of the United States and of the Commonwealth of Australia. My Government agrees with the understanding of the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia as expressed in your note of today's date, and, in accordance with the suggestion contained therein, your note and this reply will be regarded as placing on record the understanding 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 The Honorable Sir OWEN DIXON, K.C.M.G., Minister of Australia. 1610