The Secretary of State to the Ecuadoran Chargé (Barberis)

Sir: Acknowledgement is made of the receipt of Mr. Ochoa’s note of July 20, 1925,13 by which he advised me that, owing to events which have recently taken place in his country, he had tendered his resignation of the office of Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary of Ecuador to the United States; that his resignation had been accepted by the Government Board constituted in consequence of the events referred to; and that he had turned over the affairs of the Legation to you in the capacity of Chargé d’Affaires ad interim.

While it is not the intention of this Department to discontinue the transaction of business with the Legation, I desire to state, in order to avoid misapprehension, that it should be understood that this Department’s action in so doing is not to be construed as a recognition by this Government of the régime now functioning in Ecuador as other than the de facto authorities in control of the administration of Ecuador.

Accept [etc.]

Frank B. Kellogg
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