422.11 G 93/1190: Telegram

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

12. Minister from Ecuador asked August 19th that Guayaquil and Quito Railway matter be submitted to arbitration in accordance with Article 27 of the contract. In view of statements made in your despatch No. 701, July 28, Department was hopeful prospects of amicable settlement would make this unnecessary. Investigate and cable brief statement situation with recommendations.