710.G Commercial Agreement/83

The Minister in Guatemala (Hanna) to the Secretary of State

No. 376

Sir: With reference to the Department’s circular telegram of September 23, 2 p.m., I have the honor to report that I promptly brought the substance thereof to the attention of the Minister for Foreign Affairs in the manner desired by the Department, and he told me that he would lose no time in consulting the Government attorney and that, if it was decided to approve the Agreement, he would so notify the Guatemalan representative at the League of Nations, if the Assembly had not previously adjourned.

On September 29, Dr. Skinner Klee told me that instructions would be given to the Guatemalan Minister in Washington to sign the Agreement and that it would be submitted to the local Legislative Assembly for ratification when it reconvenes in March, 1935. As the League Assembly had then adjourned I did not ask the Foreign Minister if he had sent any communication to Guatemala’s representative in Geneva.

Respectfully yours,

Matthew E. Hanna