The Chargé in Guatemala (O’Donoghue) to the Secretary of State
[Received 1:45 p.m.]
24. My telegram No. 23, March 18, noon. With reference to paragraph 1 article XIII Minister of Hacienda insists upon use of following in literal translation “there will not be imposed in the United States of America nor in the Republic of Guatemala greater penalties than those nominally established on imports of articles grown, produced or manufactured in the other country, whether through clerical errors or for any other cause, if good faith can be established, committed by the shipper in the original documentation which shall be presented to the customs”.
Spanish text by airmail tomorrow.