724.34119/344: Telegram

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

7. For Braden. Your telegram No. 9, January 23, 1 p.m. With reference to paragraph 1, the Legations at La Paz and Asunción are being instructed to telegraph the Department and to repeat to you all developments regarding Congressional ratification of the agreement.

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The Department approves the general plan outlined in paragraph 2. You will please telegraph details and dates as they become known.

Referring to paragraph 3, the Department, after careful consideration, is of the opinion that, in view of your absence from Buenos Aires and of Dawson’s familiarity with the entire situation, it is desirable to have him remain there where his services will be immediately available for whatever duties most require them.

With reference to paragraph 4, please inform the Department if Hill would be needed for delegation work after your departure and while Dawson is in Buenos Aires.