813.00/1043: Telegram

The Chargé in Costa Rica (Thurston) to the Acting Secretary of State

4. Guatemalan delegates have informed me that Pact of Union is now being finally drafted and that it will undoubtedly be signed on Monday or Tuesday. They state that it will not be made public until all delegates have returned to their respective capitals but that for the Department’s confidential use a copy of draft will be given me when completed.

Guatemalan motion which seems to have induced agreement is based on alleged declaration by American Senate27 when ratifying the Bryan Chamorro Treaty that it was understood not to affect any existing right of Costa Rica, Salvador and Honduras.

  1. For the text of this declaration, see Foreign Relations, 1916, p. 851.