The Consul at San José ( Lee ) to the Secretary of State
[Received December 4.]
Sir: I have the honor to invite reference to my unnumbered despatch of the 4th instant entitled “Trade Notes”,33 and report that the National Congress of Costa Rica on November 17th, 1913, in secret session, disapproved the proposed contract or concession granting [Page 866] to Messrs. S. Pearson & Son of London rights to explore and develop possible oil fields in Costa Rica.
The contract referred to is given in full in La Guceta Oficial of November 4th, 1913, copies of which accompanied my despatch of the 4th instant.
I have [etc.]
- Not found in Department files; for text, see U.S. Department of Commerce, Daily Consular and Trade Reports, No. 274, Nov. 22, 1913, p. 991. It contains the statement: “There is at present a proposition before Congress to grant a concession to S. Pearson & Son, of London, giving rights to explore and develop possible oil fields in Costa Rica.”↩