File No. 763.72/6868

The Secretary of State to the Chargé in Costa Rica ( Johnson)


Your September 19 [17], 8 p.m. Should Tinoco break with Germany, and you are approached by any of those persons connected with him in regard to the granting by United States of safe-conduct to German representative in Costa Rica, you are instructed to say that if the representative of some neutral state asks you on behalf of German representative for safe-conduct, Government of United States will grant it for him to return to Germany, so far as it concerns the American forces.