810.79611 Pan American Airways Inc./865

The President of the Pan American Airways, Inc. (Trippe) to the Secretary of State

My Dear Mr. Secretary: Bearing in mind the interest of our Government in American aviation activities in Latin America as a means of promoting friendly relations and the development of trade and commerce, I wish to advise you of the purchase by the Pan American [Page 67] Airways System of the assets, including flying equipment, bases in South America, and the technical material of the New York, Rio & Buenos Aires Lines, Inc. The actual transfer of these assets will be made on September 15th, 1930.

In apprising you of the foregoing, I desire to add an expression of my sincere appreciation of the valued assistance which we have so uniformly received from our Government in connection with our operations in Latin America.

I am [etc.]

J. T. Trippe