763.72113/1056a: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Chargé in Guatemala ( Thurston )

Mr. Ames, Special Agent of the Department assigned by the War Trade Board, accompanied by Mr. Morgan of the Alien Property Custodian office will arrive shortly in Guatemala City to cooperate with the Guatemalan Government in accordance with its expressed desire for the purpose of elucidating and discussing the principles upon which the United States based its measures respecting Enemy Property within its territories, and the methods by which these measures were put into practice.

You are instructed to present Mr. Ames in his official capacity to the appropriate officials of the Government of Guatemala, to afford him every facility for receiving and transmitting correspondence with the Department and to cooperate with Mr. Ames and Mr. Morgan in all respects.

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