422.11 G 93/1201: Telegram

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

17. Your 31, October 21, 11 a.m.26 Make strong representations to Government of Ecuador pointing out that withdrawal by Government of Ecuador of funds deposited on account of Guayaquil and Quito Railway bonds causes serious apprehension on the part of the United States Government as to effect of this violation by the Government of Ecuador of the specific terms of the agreement of September 30, 1908,27 between the Government of Ecuador, the Guayaquil and Quito Railway Company and the bondholders and the probable embarrassment to this Government in its efforts to assist in reaching a settlement of the claims involved unless the funds referred to are promptly restored and held exclusively for the purpose for which intended in accordance with said agreement. Cable brief report of result as soon as possible.

  1. Not printed; it informed the Department that the funds were not yet replaced.
  2. See Foreign Relations, 1908, pp. 273276.