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The Acting Secretary of State to the Minister in Salvador ( Long)
Your despatch No. 249, October 5, 1917.1 Does status jure existente mean the use of these waters by United States vessels is limited only by such conventions or agreements or laws of Salvador as limit the use of the waters by Salvador itself? If so, Department understands United States vessels are accorded same rights and privileges in these waters as Salvadoran vessels.