422.11 Am 8/6: Telegram

The Minister in Ecuador ( Hartman ) to the Secretary of State

34. My 33, November 14th, 11 a.m. [p.m]1 I had an interview with President yesterday afternoon. He stated that the president of the council of Guayaquil had informed him that the municipality has sufficient money set aside to pay Amsinck claim but that United [Page 873] States drafts cannot be obtained. He said that he believes present members of municipal council are acting in good faith. I suggest that Amsinck and Company arrange to receive payment in sucres at such rate as may be agreed upon and have same deposited to their credit in some bank in Ecuador until such time as United States drafts can be obtained. This will prevent possible diversion of funds to other purposes.

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