725.3515/14: Telegram

The Ambassador in Chile (Armour) to the Secretary of State

58. Referring Embassy’s telegram 57, May 3, 9 a.m., and my conversation with Undersecretary, I communicated Chief Justice’s decision to Foreign Office which regrets that he finds it impossible to accept.

Minister for Foreign Affairs has now informed me that both Governments would like to make the same offer to the Attorney General, [Page 211] Homer Cummings, or if he is unable to accept to Professor Manley O. Hudson of Harvard University.

They would appreciate a reply as soon as possible as it is still hoped to be able to sign the protocol tomorrow prior to departure of the Argentine Minister for Foreign Affairs.

Benjamin Cohen2 with whom I spoke told me they are most anxious to have an American as the arbitrator and feels sure we will appreciate the importance of this from every point of view.

  1. Chief of the Diplomatic Department of the Chilean Foreign Office.