The Secretary of State to the Chargé in Paraguay (Southworth)

No. 258

Sir: The Department is in receipt of the despatch dated Asunción, Paraguay, August 20, 1924, from the American Ambassador to the [Page 286] Argentine Republic referred to in your despatch No. 1422, dated September 4, the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, stating that the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Paraguay had handed him a memorandum in relation to the Paraguayan-Bolivian boundary dispute and had added that the President of Paraguay requested the Ambassador to forward it to Washington. Mr. Riddle encloses a copy and translation of this document, copies of which are transmitted herewith for your information.65

You are instructed to inform the Minister for Foreign Affairs, orally and informally, that the Department has received from Mr. Riddle a copy of the memorandum in question. You should indicate to him, however, in the same informal manner, the position of the Government of the United States in regard to this boundary question, as described in the Department’s instruction No. 247 of July 25, 1924.

I am [etc.]

For the Secretary of State:
Joseph C. Grew
  1. See draft agreement, ante, p. 283.