816.51/173: Telegram

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

31. Your July 8, 10 a.m. …

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Department understands that the Minister for Foreign Affairs is prepared to send you the following note:

“I have the honor to inform Your Excellency that the loan contract signed in the City of New York, the 24th of June last, between Mr. Minor C. Keith, for himself, and Mr. René Keilhauer, as the representative of this Government, has been approved by the National Legislative Assembly at a session held on the (date).

By virtue of this approval, the Government of Salvador has the honor to assure the Government of the United States that the contents of the note which this Government had the honor to address to Your Excellency on the 20th October 1921,8 is applicable in all its parts to the above mentioned contract of the 24th June 1922, as approved by the National Assembly; and that all stipulations and conditions made therein with reference to the supervision of Customs and to the Collector General shall also become effective in the event that the provisions of Article XVI and [to?] XXII, both inclusive, should be applicable in accordance with the terms and provisions of the Loan Contract as approved by the National Assembly.”

You are authorized to reply to this note textually as follows:

“I have the honor to inform Your Excellency that the Government of the United States hereby acknowledges the receipt of the formal note of the Government of Salvador dated (date), in which that Government states as follows: (quote full text of proposed Salvador note).

The note of the Government of Salvador of October 20, 1921. referred to, reads as follows: (quote full text of Salvador note or October 20, 1921, following corrections indicated in Department’s instruction No. 31 of May 169).

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My Government having now taken cognizance of the loan contract signed on June 24, 1922, between the Government of Salvador and Mr. Minor C. Keith, and approved by the Assembly of Salvador on (date), instructs me to acknowledge your note of (date), and to state that the Government of the United States is gratified to receive the assurances therein contained, and that the Secretary of State on his part is prepared to carry out the stipulations with reference to him in your note of October 20, 1921, and in Articles IX, XIX, and XXI of the loan contract in the event that it should be necessary to do so. My Government instructs me to repeat, 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.

I take this occasion to renew to Your Excellency the assurance of my highest consideration.”