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

No. 664

Sir: The Department has received your despatch No. 452 of November 20, 1923, with which you transmit a copy of a letter from Mr. Lionel Stahl discussing the effect of your communication to the Guatemalan Government of the Department’s views regarding the loan contract proposed by Mr. Stahl and his associates.

The Department approves of your action in declining to discuss the loan proposition further with the Government of Guatemala. The statement of the Department’s opinion as contained in its telegram of November 8, 4 p.m., was definite and final so far as the loan contract at present under discussion is concerned, and it is not felt that this statement requires any amplification or explanation at the present time.

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I am [etc.]

For the Secretary of State:
Leland Harrison