The Chargé in Guatemala ( Cabot ) to the Secretary of State
[Received August 5.]
Sir: I have the honor to report that in the course of an informal conversation which I had yesterday with the Acting Foreign Minister, I had the opportunity to ask him whether there was any truth to the press report that the German Minister had withdrawn his recent Notes of protest to Guatemala (the press report to which I referred said that the Notes of protest to Costa Rica had been withdrawn, and inferred that the same had been done in the case of those to Guatemala).
The Acting Minister said that this press report was erroneous, and that the Notes to Guatemala had not been withdrawn. He added that Guatemala had tried to compare the text of the Note which it had received regarding the Habana Conference with those received by the other Central American countries. He said that those received by El Salvador and Honduras were identical with those received by Guatemala, but that the Note addressed to Costa Rica had been distinctly stiffer.