The Acting Secretary of State to the Minister in Guatemala (McMillin)
Washington, July 3, 1920—3 p.m.
59. Department is informed that steps are being taken in Guatemala City by former German owners to bring about the annulment of the sale of the Empresa Electrica to the Electric Bond and Share Company. Mr. Innis, the Guatemalan representative of the Electric Bond and Share Company is now in New York and cannot reach Guatemala until about July 15th.
You are instructed to use every effort to induce the Government to stay any proceedings in this matter until the arrival of Mr. Innis.