File No. 813.00/857

Minister Ewing to the Secretary of State

[Telegram—Extract]

Department’s August 22, 5 p.m. Movement in favor of Central American Union result of note from Costa Rica addressed to other Republics July 17 extending invitation convention to convene San José September 15. Costa Rica proposes object of convention revision [Page 39]of Treaty of Washington 1907. Honduras replied suggesting scope of convention be extended to include consideration plan to effect reestablishment original Central American Republic. Sanchez Ocana, envoy on special mission from Guatemala, formally presented credentials yesterday. Considerable local enthusiasm.

Ewing