724.3415/4881a: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Argentina ( Weddell )

48. Personal. The President has designated Ambassador Gibson41 as the American representative on the mediation commission. We wish you to understand that the designation of Mr. Gibson was made solely because of our belief that it would be desirable not to have our representative on the commission accredited at the same time to the Argentine Government. I am sure you will realize that the designation of Ambassador Gibson in no way implies any failure on our part to recognize the effective work in the Chaco negotiations which you have performed for this Government. It is understood that both the Chilean and Brazilian Governments will likewise designate special representatives to represent them on the commission.

  1. Hugh S. Gibson, Ambassador in Brazil.