The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Argentina ( Jay )
12. The Colt Company has informed the Department that the Government of Argentina has appropriated a large sum to purchase new and modern military equipment and that a commission from Argentina having its headquarters in Brussels is considering the placing of contracts shortly. The company further states that its agent is on the ground, that the commission is favorably inclined toward its product, but that influence brought to bear in behalf of foreign manufacturers is having its effect.[Page 562]
Should the opportunity present itself, it is the desire of the Department that you inform the Government of Argentina that the Government of the United States trusts that Americans competing for this business will receive the same consideration as that given to nationals of other countries.
Telegraph report to Department.