File No. 422.11G93/824
The Secretary of State to Minister Hartman
Washington, January 11, 1916.
Sir: The Department has received your confidential despatch No. 145, of October 19, 1915,2 transmitting copies of the resolutions passed by the Ecuadorean Congress, declaring that arbitration of the Guayaquil and Quito Railway case has been canceled and instructing the defensor fiscal to take legal action against the company. You also enclose copies of your note of October 13, 1915, to the Foreign Office, and other documents relating to the matter.
The Department approves your action in addressing a note of protest to the Foreign Office and making personal representations to President Plaza, with a view to protesting the rights of the company.
I am [etc.]