File No. 422.11G93/847

Minister Hartman to the Secretary of State


Department’s April 6. Investigation discloses that Railway interventor has stated to two reliable persons his intention to bring suit and apply for receiver to enable him to satisfy next Congress that he has obeyed resolution of last Congress. However, I am credibly informed that he stated that if Mr. Norton will consent to resume negotiations for private settlement on his return to Quito he will not take legal action. It seems advisable that Mr. Norton consent.