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The Minister in Venezuela (Nicholson) to the Secretary of State

66. Department’s 44, September 22, 5 p.m. Memorandum presented to Foreign Minister today. He expressed sympathetic interest and promised immediate consideration of its contents in consultation with Minister of Finance with whom he also made an appointment for the Commercial Attaché to discuss technical details tomorrow morning.

While the Foreign Minister may be relied upon to appreciate the American viewpoint in its various aspects, the tariff bill has already made such progress that it seems very doubtful whether legislation can be postponed until after Inter-American Peace Conference.