The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations (Pittman) to the Secretary of State

My Dear Mr. Secretary: I have the honor to transmit to you herewith, for your consideration and any recommendation or report you may feel disposed to make, the resolution (S. Res. 100) requesting information concerning the territorial rights of the Republic of Guatemala.

With expressions of respect, I am


Key Pittman
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Senate Resolution 100, 76th Congress, 1st Session

In the Senate of the United States

March 13, 1939

Mr. Reynolds submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations


Resolved, That the Senate of the United States requests that the Secretary of State submit to it (if not incompatible with the public interest) information as to what, if anything, is being done by our Government toward protecting, as a part of the Monroe Doctrine, the alleged territorial rights of our sister Republic of Guatemala in its dispute with Great Britain over Belize (British Honduras), as evidenced by the White Book recently released by the Guatemalan Government protesting the procedure of Great Britain and appealing to the universal concurrence of civilized nations to come to her aid; and in which the Guatemalan Government has unsuccessfully urged that Great Britain accept President Franklin D. Roosevelt as arbitrator.