The Guatemalan Minister (Latour) to the Secretary of State

Excellency: Having communicated to my Government the contents of Your Excellency’s esteemed note of July 17th. 1926 referring to the conclusion of a Treaty of Friendship, Commerce and Consular [Page 394] Rights between Your Excellency’s Government and the Government of Guatemala, I have the honour to inform Your Excellency that I have received an answer from the Minister of Foreign Affairs stating that my Government will be glad to enter into the negotiation of such a Treaty and I therefore respectfully request that Your Excellency be good enough to have a draft prepared of the Treaty and sent to me so that I may submit it to my Government, as suggested in Your Excellency’s note of July.

My Government asks me to assure Your Excellency that it is always ready to do anything which tends to a closer relationship with this great Nation, through the development of their reciprocal commercial and spiritual interests on a convenient basis.

I avail myself [etc.]

Francisco Sánchez Latour