810.00B/109: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Acting Secretary of State

31. Department’s 64, December 3, 4 p.m.89 The text of the memorandum which it is suggested be delivered to the Nicaraguan Government through the Legation at Managua is satisfactory.

It is preferable, however, for the Department when delivering a copy of this memorandum to the Chargé d’Affaires in Washington to make it wholly clear that the step contemplated by the Nicaraguan Government is one which that Government will have to determine for itself as well consequently as one upon which the Government of the United States has no comment to make. You may then merely add that your Government assumes of course that the Nicaraguan Government fully realize the gravity of the step under consideration.

  1. Not printed; it transmitted to the Secretary of State, who was then attending the Inter-American Conference for the Maintenance of Peace, the text of proposed memorandum for approval (810.00B/107). For text of memorandum, see infra.