816.01/371: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Minister in Nicaragua (Lane)

8. Your 15, January 17, 10 p.m. We have instructed Lawton to see Ubico at once and to say that we very much hope he will support Sacasa’s proposal as set out in the draft protocol. We stated that we agreed with your views as expressed in the fourth paragraph of your telegram under acknowledgment, and moreover thought it highly advisable in the interests of the Central American countries themselves that the agreement between the Presidents should provide definitely for the calling of a conference.

After hearing from Lawton we will consider appropriate instructions to Tegucigalpa.

Please telegraph immediately to Legation at Tegucigalpa text of draft protocol as given in your No. 8, January 13, 1 p.m., explaining that this is the form which Sacasa has given to his proposal as outlined in the Department’s telegram to Tegucigalpa No. 1, January 12, 5 p.m.18 and which the Department supports. We have repeated the text of the draft protocol to Guatemala.

  1. See footnote 6, p. 225.