The Minister in Paraguay (Mooney) to the Acting Secretary of State

No. 4444

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of the Department’s cablegram of March 25, 5 P.M., wherein I am instructed to cooperate with the representative of the Construction and Engineering Finance Company for an extension of its concession to build the Asuncion port works, and to report that there is not now a representative of said company in Asuncion save a care taker of its small amount of chattels still remaining in this city, and it is my advice that he is vested with no authority to represent his employe[r] in any matter of negotiation. It is the resolute claim of the Paraguayan Government that this concessionaire has committed a default under the terms of the grant, but should a representative make an effort to secure a reinstatement this Legation will cooperate with him in accordance with the Department’s instruction.

I have [etc.]

Daniel F. Mooney