813.00 Tacoma/–: Telegram

The Minister in Salvador (Schuyler) to the Secretary of State


78. I had a long talk with the President yesterday and he assured me of his [acceptance] in principle of the invitation to the proposed conference if it could be postponed long enough to make it possible and prudent for him to attend. His departure from this capital just now even if possible under the existing political situation, which it is not, would cause wild reports of his flight and refuge on a United States ship especially if I accompanied him. This should be avoided for conditions here are delicate. …