The Minister in Uruguay (Lay) to the Secretary of State
[Received November 16—11:35 a.m.]
63. Department’s 33, November 15, 1 p.m. Since matter appears urgent and German Minister is offering to take frozen meats in payment of railway coaches invoking recent trade agreement signed November 6th, asked Minister of Foreign Affairs that tender American Car and Foundry be awarded on its merits and have informally [Page 957]asked Minister of Finance today for status of case advising him that the Department had made inquiry. Watching case closely and doing all possible to secure equal treatment for this and other American firms.