The Minister in Uruguay ( Wright ) to the Secretary of State

No. 433

Sir: With further reference to my telegram No. 9, of March 2, 12 noon,5 I have the honor to report that the Minister for Foreign Affairs informed me today that he has received favorable replies from practically [Page 4] all the American Governments in response to his telegrams bespeaking support of the proposal of this Government that the VII International Conference of American States be held this year.6 He added that the Mexican Government, while expressing concurrence, had stated that it desired to study further the present agenda for the Conference.

Dr. Mañé also observed that he hoped it might be possible for our Government to support the efforts of the Uruguayan Government by likewise bespeaking acquiescence in the proposal. I informed him that my Government, while willing and ready to participate in the Conference at any date that might prove acceptable to the majority of American States, could pursue no other course than gladly to acquiesce in the majority opinion with regard to this matter—just as we had in the past declined to associate ourselves with any movement either for convocation or postponement.

Respectfully yours,

J. Butler Wright
  1. Not printed.
  2. In despatch No. 465, June 6, the Minister reported that acquiescent replies had then been received from all the American States (710.G/151).