File No. 422.11G93/923
Minister Hartman to the Secretary of State
Quito, March 16, 1917, 11 a.m.
Department’s March 13, 6 p.m. Limited construction work continuing on new railways. Information of British Chargé d’Affaires was received from the Minister for Foreign Affairs in two interviews. In second interview the Minister is reported by British Chargé d’Affaires as stating that the President of Ecuador, the Minister of Hacienda, and the Minister of the Interior fully concurred with him. I regard the statements of the Minister for Foreign Affairs, and the British Chargé d’Affaires as entirely reliable and trustworthy.