Committee Report on the Hussein-McMahon Correspondence
(See paragraph 19.)
SIR EDMUND ALLENBY'S ASSURANCE TO THE AMIR FAISAL.
The following are the terms in which General Sir Edmund Allenby reported to His Majesty's Government on the l9th October, 1918, a communication which he made to the Amir Faisal:
"I gave the Amir Faisal an official assurance that whatever measures might be taken during the period of military administration they were purely provisional and could not be allowed to prejudice the final settlement by the peace conference, at which no doubt the Arabs would have a representative. I added that the instructions to the military governors would preclude their mixing in political affairs, and that I should remove them if I found any of them contravening these orders. I reminded the Amir Faisal that the Allies were in honour bound to endeavour to reach a settlement in accordance with the wishes of the peoples concerned and urged him to place his trust whole-heartedly in their good faith".