The Spanish Embassy to the Department of State


The Spanish Consulate General in New York has been receiving, since August 1936, countless letters from American citizens in which they offer their services to the legally constituted Government of Spain. All of these offers have been declined, as can readily be proved at any time.

As to the special instances of American aviators who have fought and are now fighting in Spain for the Government of the Republic, the Ambassador of Spain in Washington is in a position to affirm definitely, that they were not recruited in the United States but that they dealt directly with the Government, signing at Valencia the corresponding contracts at the expiration of which they received or will receive, as the case may be, the sums of money stipulated therein.