322.2222/3: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Chargé in Ecuador (Dawson)

16. Legation’s 38, August 24, 5 p.m. Inasmuch as you were convinced that former President Ayora was exposed to grave personal danger, the Department acquiesces in your keeping him and his family in the Legation during the present emergency but trusts that you will be able to obtain satisfactory assurances with respect to his safety so that he may depart at an early date.

The Department desires to remind you, however, of the consistent policy of this Government with respect to the so-called Doctrine of Asylum.