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

5. Department advised that Ecuadorean Congress will make no provision for payment of Association’s debts beyond those of local [Page 897] banks and vale 34 holders regardless of promises made by the President to special representative of Mercantile Bank of the Americas. You should make discreet inquiry and inform Department.

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  1. Vouchers or receipts, having the character of promissory notes, for cacao delivered to the Association by the growers.