422.11 G 93/1158
The Minister in Ecuador ( Hartman ) to the Acting Secretary of State
[Received February 1.]
Sir: Referring to the Department’s telegram No. 41, of December 8,12 relating to the interview with the President of Ecuador recently published in the London Times, wherein the President is quoted as favoring foreclosure of the Guayaquil & Quito Railway by the British bondholders; referring also to my telegrams No. 80, of December 13, 6 p.m., No. 81 of December 16, 4 p.m., and No. 85 of December 23, 9 a.m.,13 and to my despatch No. 627 of December 21, 1920,14 I now have the honor to inform the Department that I have received a note from the Minister for Foreign Affairs in answer to my note to him, to which I made reference in the last paragraph of my said despatch No. 627, and I am enclosing, for the information of the Department, triplicate copies, with translation, of the Minister’s note, which is numbered 18, and bears date December 29, 1920.
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