The Secretary of State to the Chargé in Ecuador (Sparks)

No. 99

Sir: Referring to the Legation’s despatches No. 228, of January 13, 1936, and No. 232, of January 21, 1936, and to telegram No. 3, [Page 535] January 20, noon,61 you are informed that the Navy Department has advised the Department that it will be glad to give favorable consideration to the request of the Ecuadoran Government that two retired naval officers be appointed to act as instructors in the Ecuadoran Navy. The Department will notify you as soon as the Navy Department has made its recommendations regarding the officers to be designated.

You may, in your discretion, transmit the above information to the appropriate Ecuadoran authorities.

Very truly yours,

For the Secretary of State:
William Phillips
  1. Despatch No. 232 and telegram No. 3 not printed.