File No. 422.11G93/894
Minister Hartman to the Secretary of State
Quito , November 7, 1916 .
Sir: referring to the Department’s telegram of September 26, I have the honor to inform the Department that on October 3 I prepared and delivered to the Foreign Office my note No. 210, copies of which are herewith enclosed.
I further have the honor to advise the Department that, upon receipt of its telegram of October 28 I called upon the Minister of Foreign Affairs and had the interview with him reported in my telegram of October 30, which telegram I now confirm.
On November 4 I received from the Minister for Foreign Affairs his note No. 48 dated November 4, 1916, in answer to my said [Page 267]note of October 3, copies of which, together with translation, are herewith enclosed.
The Department will observe that the Minister for Foreign Affairs has again raised the question of the right of the United States Government to intervene in matters of this kind.
I have [etc.]