The Secretary of State to the Minister in Guatemala ( Geissler )
22. Voluminous evidence has been submitted by P. W. Shufeldt in support of request that Department of State espouse his claim [Page 137] against Government of Guatemala on account of attempted cancelation of contract.
The Department is studying the case and, as at present advised, considers it probable that it will be under duty of presenting claim.
You may bring the foregoing to the attention of the appropriate authorities since, confidentially, this is considered advisable in view of the apparent intention of the Government of Guatemala to grant promptly to another person contract covering Shufeldt’s territory.