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

62. Your 57, May 29, 4 p.m. and 58, May 30, 6 p.m. If and when a truce formula is officially accepted by the Governments of Paraguay and Bolivia, and such acceptance is communicated to the Mediation Commission, you may inform the Commission that the Military Attaché of your Embassy, Captain Sharp, will be delegated to represent the United States on the Commission of military experts to proceed to the Chaco.

It, of course, seems highly desirable that lines of procedure for the members of the Neutral Military Commission be laid down in advance by the Mediation Commission in order that should any divergency of opinion occur during the time in which the Neutral Military Commission is carrying out its duties, such divergencies can be governed according to rules of procedure laid down beforehand.

Should a truce formula be agreed upon, you are instructed to express to the Mediation Commission, in the name of your Government, its keen satisfaction at this most encouraging development, and that it hopes that this first step will lead to the definitive pacific solution which the entire continent is waiting for.