818.00/829: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Consul at San José (Chase)

Your August 13th, 11 A.M.

Obtain an official interview with Quiros, informing him of the attitude assumed by the Government of the United States in telegram to San José dated February 9, 3 P.M., 1917.29 You may say that the Government of the United States continues to feel as set forth in that telegram that any person elected to the position of president of Costa Rica in free, open elections held under the constitution of Costa Rica, violated by Federico Tinoco, would appear to be [have] good claim to recognition.