File No. 822.51/198.

The Minister of Ecuador to the Secretary of State.


Mr. Secretary: Referring to the interview I had with your excellency on the 20th instant at which Dr. J. Cueva García, agent of the Government of Ecuador for the negotiation of a loan, was present, I beg leave to ask your excellency to repeat in a few words your views concerning the subject of our conference.

As the questions relating to the Guayaquil & Quito Railway are of capital importance to the Republic of Ecuador and demand careful and exhaustive consideration, I do not wish to forward to my Government any statement of your excellency unless it is previously written or confirmed by your excellency.

I have [etc.]

G. S. Córdova.