314.115C43/67: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Chargé in Guatemala ( Hawks )

66. Your despatch 2083, September 4. Department considers you would be justified in making informal but earnest statement to Foreign Office as to advisability of arriving at amicable solution of differences between Government and Shufeldt accompanied by suggestion that in meantime court proceedings be held in abeyance and [Page 131] pointing out apparent obstacles in way of Shufeldt’s obtaining legal counsel to represent him before courts and possibility that alternative to amicable settlement would be vexatious diplomatic claim.