The Ambassador in Spain (Laughlin) to the Secretary of State
[Received 1:10 p.m.]
3. Your 229,2 reached me by open mail evening of January 15th. I saw Minister for Foreign Affairs late in evening of next day, Calderon being present, and followed your instructions exactly, adding suggestion for negotiation of commercial treaty. When I suggested comment the Minister replied that he could say nothing until he had time for consideration and I pressed for an early reply which he promised.
The only pointed remark he made was to inquire whether the representative designated from the Spanish Embassy in Washington could be attended by a commercial attaché as technical adviser and to this I replied that without binding you positively I could see no objection and that I felt confident you would consent to it.