834.156/11: Telegram

The Chargé in Paraguay (Sussdorff) to the Secretary of State

Referring to the Department’s telegram of December 10, 6 p.m. The President of the Republic informed me today that he has decided to deny the port works company’s petition for extension, a copy of which accompanied my despatch number 278 of January 5, 1918,1 because he considers [that] force majeure does not exist and that the company has failed to comply with its promises. He added that the concession will be declared void in June of this year. President’s attitude unanimously indorsed by the Cabinet.

  1. Not printed.