26 JANUARY 1945, Page 13

Sta,—In the interpretation of documents we are not to be

guided by what people, however eminent, tell us afterwards that they meant when they wrote them, but by what in fact they wrote. No "interpretation" can make the words "a Jewish national home in Palestine" mean "a Jewish Commonwealth of Palestine."—Yours, &c., MAUDE ROYDEN SHAW.

Nestlewood, Bayley's Hill, Sevenoaks, Kent.