724.3415/1807: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Argentina (Bliss)6

37. Department was advised by cable of June 24 from Legation at La Paz7 that the Minister was informed by usually reliable source that the Paraguayan Government had instructed its Ministers in Argentina, Brazil and Chile to inquire from those Governments what their reactions would be if Paraguay were to reject the proposed pact of non-aggression in its entirety. Have you any information regarding this and concerning the reply made to Paraguayan Government?8

  1. The same telegram was sent to the diplomatic representatives in Brazil (No. 45) and in Chile (No. 46).
  2. Not printed.
  3. Replies in the negative were received from the Ambassador in Argentina (No. 53, July 11, 7 p.m.), from the Ambassador in Chile (No. 128, July 11, 3 p.m.), and from the Chargé in Brazil (No. 57, July 12, 8 p.m.); none printed; see telegram No. 54, July 13, 6 p.m., from the Ambassador in Argentina, printed on this page.