The Ambassador in Argentina ( Weddell ) to the Secretary of State
[Received July 6—1:02 a.m.]
98. For Secretary and Under Secretary. Referring to Department’s No. 55, June 21, 7 p.m. Minister of Foreign Affairs informed me last night that offer contained therein was accepted in principle but not as a mission but as a simple contract between the Argentine Government and officers selected and that Argentine Ambassador had been telegraphically advised to this effect. Foregoing has been confirmed at Navy Department today by Commander Strother.19 Argentine Government most desirous of avoiding premature publicity and I suggest that their wish be made known to Navy authorities.
- Commander Edmund W. Strother, Naval Attaché.↩