422.11 G 93/1157

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

No. 632

Sir: I have the honor to advise the Department that in a conversation with President Tamayo yesterday afternoon, in answer to my inquiry, he assured me that the daily deposits on account of the service [Page 882] of the Guayaquil and Quito Railway bonds would be continued, notwithstanding the fact that the decree of March 8, 1920,10 ordering the deposits had expired on December 31, 1920. He stated that in his opinion the decree was unnecessary as the obligation on the Government of Ecuador to make the deposits was contained in the contracts.11

I have [etc.]

Chas. S. Hartman
  1. Not printed; purport given in telegram no. 14, Mar. 18, 1920, from the Minister in Ecuador, Foreign Relations, 1920, vol. ii, p. 195.
  2. See despatch no. 525, Apr. 1, 1920, paragraph 6 as printed, from the Minister in Ecuador, ibid., p. 198.