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Memorandum by the Assistant Secretary of State (White)

The Argentine Ambassador called and showed me telegrams from his Government indicating that it was pleased with the statement made by Mr. Bliss and on the basis thereof would take much pleasure in supporting in La Paz the efforts of the Neutral Commission.2

Mr. Espil said that his Embassy was now decoding a long message from Mr. Saavedra Lamas in which the latter was sending him the outline of a proposal which he has in mind for supplementing and extending the Kellogg-Briand Pact.3 He was asking Mr. Espil’s views regarding it and, before anything is said to the United States, Mr. Saavedra Lamas will discuss the matter with the Brazilian, Chilean and Peruvian Governments. Mr. Espil said he would let me know more about it when it is deciphered.

F[rancis] W[hite]
  1. See telegram No. 78, August 19, 7 p.m., from the Ambassador in Argentina, p. 186.
  2. Foreign Relations, 1928, vol. i, p. 153.