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The Chargé in Guatemala ( Hewes ) to the Secretary of State

No. 452

Sir: I have the honor to refer to previous correspondence relative to the proposal of the Anglo and London Paris National Bank of San Francisco for a loan to the Guatemalan Government.

In this connection, I beg to enclose a copy of a letter of November 19th from Mr. Lionel Stahl3 informing the Legation, from the point of view of the bankers, of the effect of the Department’s representations as contained in its telegram no. 63 of November 8, 4 p.m. He requests, as will be observed in the third paragraph of his letter, that the Department notify this Government the representations did not imply the desire that all negotiations should be terminated. Mr. Stahl has repeatedly urged me to make this statement to President Orellana, but I have declined to do so, particularly in view of the inhibition contained in the last paragraph of your telegraphic instruction referred to above. I have said to him, however, that his request would be submitted to the Department for consideration.

I have [etc.]

Clarence B. Hewes
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