File No. 652.119/357
The Spanish Ambassador ( Riaño) to the Secretary of State
[Received December 5.]
Mr. Secretary: The Minister of State instructs me by telegram to communicate to Your Excellency the following note:
His Majesty’s Government, realizing the difficulties and inconveniences arising from the situation created by the present extraordinary circumstances in the matter of reciprocally meeting the needs of Spain and the United States thinks that the two countries might find advantage in coming to an agreement on the manner of harmonizing their respective conveniences.
Should the Government of the United States coincide in this view, His Majesty’s Government would be disposed promptly to examine in the best spirit such proposals as the Government of the United States may deem best adapted to the end above suggested.
I avail myself [etc.]