The Minister in Ecuador (Hartman) to the Secretary of State
[Received December 12.]
Sir: Referring to my despatch No. 455, of November 5, 1919,1 and to previous correspondence, relating to a bill passed by Congress, authorizing the President to make an ad referendum contract for a loan to Ecuador with the Italian Government, etc., I have the honor to enclose herewith triplicate copies of the law, with translation, as it was passed and approved on November 3, 1919.
By comparing this law with the original proposal submitted to the Government by Colonel Accorsi, which I reported in my telegram of October 2, 12 noon, the Department will observe that the original plan has been considerably amplified.[Page 176]
I have not made these reports because I believe that any arrangement will finally be consummated under the authority granted to the President, for I entertain no such belief. But I have felt that the Department would be interested in learning of these and all similar negotiations.
I have [etc.]
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