I have read your telegram P.C.49  and appreciate your difficulties. In the circumstances I am prepared to allow you and Hodgson alone discretion in the matter. This means you will take all the points mentioned in my previous telegrams  and express yourselves with the greatest strength in support of Smuts' recent criticism of the Big Power agreement to adhere rigidly to proposals made when we were not represented. While protesting against the decision made you would accept it, declaring that a similar position will never be recognised by Australia in relation to the Pacific where our interests are absolutely vital. In these circumstances you can give reluctant support to the South African proposal, saying it does not go nearly far enough.
I am looking to you both for a very strong speech pointing out the dangers involved in the assumption by four powers, two of [who]m never fought to any extent against Italy, of a right to settle these great matters.
I have little confidence in the United Nations Assembly as an ultimate forum, but it cannot be much worse than the Paris Conference, which has been set up to rubber-stamp decisions reached behind the back of the other nations who did the fighting.