The Acting Secretary of State to the Paraguayan Minister (Gondra)

Sir: I have the honor to refer to my recent notes to you regarding the representations made to this Government by the Construction and Engineering Finance Company of New York, concerning the alleged premature termination of the concession granted to that company by the Paraguayan Government for the improvement of the port and river front at Asuncion. For your further information, I have the honor to inform you that the Department has now received a letter from the Construction and Engineering Finance Company, stating that it has finally made arrangements to secure the necessary funds for carrying out its contract of concession at Asuncion and that these funds will be available as soon as the Paraguayan Government shall have indicated its agreement to the extension of time suggested by this Government in my note to you of February 7, 1919.

Accept [etc.]

For the Acting Secretary of State:
William Phillips