811.7353b W 52/23: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Minister in Portugal ( Dearing )

56. Your 67, August 5, 2 p.m.

Please say to Portuguese Foreign Office that Government of United States most earnestly urges that Portuguese Government should not discriminate against American companies or subject them to injurious restrictions in the operation of cables which the amendment said to have been made to the Western Union concession would entail. Inquire whether the report is true.

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For your information. Western Union states it has received no report of amendment and will not accept license containing such a condition.