File No. 862.85/101

The Ambassador in Chile ( Shea ) to the Secretary of State


Your cipher telegram of July 9, 3 p.m. I have the assurance of Minister of Foreign Affairs that if ships mentioned come to Chile with regular merchantmen papers and flying the flag of the United States they will receive full protection of the Chilean Government. He gives it as his opinion that the civil courts will have no jurisdiction. I feel therefore that under all ordinary conditions the ships may come to these ports with safety.