822.01/72a: Telegram

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

17. Legation’s 40, August 25, 9 a.m. The Department concurs in your opinion that under the circumstances of Colonel Larrea Alba’s accession to the Executive Power the question of recognition does not arise. The Legation may accordingly deal with the present Government as the constitutional successor to that of President Ayora.

Please report when elections shall have been called in accordance with Article 81 of the Constitution.