740.0011 European War 1939/4229: Telegram

The Minister in Ecuador (Long) to the Secretary of State

134. The British Minister asked me yesterday if I had received word from Washington indicating that the American Republics might make representations urging Spain to remain out of the war. I gave a negative reply. Later in the day while talking with the Minister for Foreign Affairs I learned that he thought Ecuador would have no objection, even though representations might not be joint owing to severed relations with Mexico.

The British Minister again inquired today if word has been received from the Department and I said no. He requested me to ask whether my Government thought there was likelihood of such representations being made.