818.00/845: Telegram

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

Your August 19th, 3 p.m. I met Quiros in a private house yesterday afternoon and communicated to him the two instructions. [Page 856] He said that he had not been told by Tinoco of the first one. He read the paraphrases carefully. May I give him copy of paraphrases? He said that as soon as he could get the country tranquil and the invasion stopped he would call an assembly of leading citizens and would act as they decided as to elections. He sent me a private letter requesting that the United States be asked to use its influence to stop further invasion. Copy by mail.