810.20 Defense/7214/15a: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Minister in Costa Rica (Hornibrook)

75. Department’s circular telegram July 11, 4 p.m.24 The War Department has designated Major L. Mathewson, U. S. Army, and the Navy Department has designated Major C. C. Jerome, U. S. Marine Corps, and Captain F. L. Riefkohl, U. S. Navy, to conduct the proposed staff conversations with the Costa Rican officials. It is expected that they will arrive in San José in time for the conversations to begin August 19. They will inform you later of the proposed date and means of arrival in San José. Following the conclusion of their conversations in San José they will proceed to Managua.

A separate telegram25 is being sent you outlining the agenda for the proposed conversations, which you may communicate in strictest confidence to the appropriate Costa Rican authorities.

  1. Ante, p. 19.
  2. Circular telegram of August 4, 4 p.m., p. 20.