823.73 All America Cables Co./24: Telegram

The Ambassador in Peru ( Gonzales ) to the Secretary of State

34. Your April 30, 6 p.m.9 Hearing President had approved Marconi contract, I called on him and he confirmed report. I expressed surprise this final action taken without previous notice to me as at our last conference on the subject nearly three weeks ago matter was left open for American bids. He expressed great regret but said that after representative of All America Cables had the previous week presented to him all exceptions taken by that company to Marconi contract and he had acted favorably on those exceptions and the representative of the company had expressed satisfaction and stated that his company had no interest in the part of Marconi undertaking for operating telegraph and postal department, he, the President, supposed Department’s interest in matter was ended.

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