722.2315/703: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Minister in Ecuador (Dawson)

21. As you are probably aware, the Ecuadorian Government is handing a memorandum6 to all the American Governments in effect serving notice of Ecuador’s interest as an “Amazon country” in the situation arising from the Leticia incident. Copies of this memorandum are being sent you by mail. The Department assumes that the motives behind the memorandum are to be found in the statements made to you by Señor Guarderas as reported in your despatch No. 730, October 31.5

  1. See note of November 12 from the Ecuadoran Minister, p. 292.
  2. Not printed.