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

141. My despatches 106, 120 and 174.28 Government has delivered ultimatum to the Costa Rica Oil Corporation demanding immediate reference dispute to sole arbitrator. Oil corporation privately informed President Acosta has announced that he intends to declare forfeiture of corporation and that he has assurance of Department [Page 669] of State that such action will not be opposed. Please refer to penultimate paragraph of your instruction No. 7 December 13, 1920.29 Is it desired that the Legation take any action?