File No. 711.13/34.

The Secretary of State to the American Minister to Salvador.


Say to the President of Salvador that this Government has heard with surprise and deep regret the insinuations against this Government contained in the invitation which Salvador is said to have extended to other republics to protest jointly against the action of the United States in connection with the canal convention which has been discussed with Nicaragua. You may assure the President of Salvador that this Government will be pained to learn that the Government of Salvador questions the good faith and friendliness of this Government, which has done nothing and contemplates nothing to justify the movement which it is reported Salvador is attempting to start.