The Chargé in Argentina (Tuck) to the Secretary of State

No. 504

Sir: I have the honor to refer to the Department’s telegram No. 35 of February 26, 6 p.m., directing the Embassy to communicate to the Minister for Foreign Affairs our Government’s proposed action in connection with the collective protest to be addressed to the British Government in regard to the Wakama incident, and to report that I called today on Dr. Roberto Gache who, in the absence of Dr. Cantilo is in charge of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, and communicated to him the substance of the Department’s message.

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Dr. Gache stated that his Government had recently received by steamer mail from the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Panama a communication on the subject and had replied telegraphically yesterday that the Argentine Government was in agreement in principle with the desirability of sending a collective protest to the British Government. He added that since the Argentine Government was not familiar with the exact terms of the protest, it could only agree in principle to the proposed step.

Respectfully yours,

S. Pinkney Tuck