816.51/107 supp.: Telegram

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

4. Department’s January 23, 6 p.m.2

As soon as Department informs you that loan contract has been signed, you will acknowledge note received by you from Foreign Minister,3 reciting terms of note and thereafter stating:

“My Government having now taken cognizance of the loan contract signed on blank date between the Government of Salvador, the National City Bank, and the National City Company, instructs me to acknowledge your note of October 20 and to state that the Government of the United States is gratified to receive the assurances therein contained. The stipulations of your note referring to the Secretary of State of the United States have been duly noted, and the Secretary of State on his part is prepared to carry out these stipulations. My Government instructs me to say, however, that it must reserve entire liberty of action with regard to any diplomatic representations which it may feel it advisable to make with regard to the conduct of the office of the Collector General of Customs or with regard to the removal of that official in the event that he should prove incompetent or conduct his office in an improper manner.”

  1. Not printed.
  2. Dated Oct. 20, 1921, Foreign Relations, 1921, vol. ii, p. 852.