The Minister in Ecuador ( Bading ) to the Secretary of State
[Received October 8—9:30 a.m.]
15. Department’s telegram number 17, October 1, 4 p.m. Have had interview with the President, and his answer submitted in writing absolutely ignores promises; merely quotes law of 1921 and states he favors strict compliance therewith.
Recommend immediate instructions by telegraph calling for the fulfillment of promises without evasion.