810.20 Defense/1487/12a: Telegram

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

106. Department’s circular telegram July 11, 4 p.m.47 Lieutenant Colonel N. Randolph, U. S. Army, and Lieutenant Commander J. F. Barbaro, U. S. Navy, have been designated respectively to represent the War and Navy Departments in the proposed staff conversations with Ecuadoran officials. It is expected that they will arrive in Quito in time for the conversations to begin September 9. You will be informed of the proposed date and means of arrival in Quito of Colonel Randolph through the Embassy in Bogotá and of Lieutenant Commander Barbaro by the Department. For your confidential information, Lieutenant Commander Barbaro has been tentatively selected by the Navy Department as Chief of the proposed Naval Mission to Ecuador. Following the conclusion of the conversations in Quito Colonel Randolph will return to the United States as will Commander Barbaro unless the arrangements for the mission have been perfected.

A separate telegram48 is being sent you outlining the agenda for the proposed conversations which you may communicate in strictest confidence to the appropriate Ecuadoran authorities.

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