810.20 Defense/527/16a: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Minister in Guatemala (Des Portes)

39. Department’s 38, June 3, 3 p.m.58 Captain Maxwell D. Taylor, U. S. Army, and Major Clayton C. Jerome, U. S. Marine Corps, have been designated by the War and Navy Departments respectively to undertake the confidential conversations with the Guatemalan authorities.

They will arrive in San José, Costa Rica, June 10, and after they have terminated similar conversations in that city they will proceed via Managua, Tegucigalpa and San Salvador in the order named to Guatemala. It is calculated, since several days must necessarily be spent in each capital, that they should arrive in Guatemala approximately on June 30, as suggested by President Ubico (your 47, June 4 noon). They will inform you through the Legation in San Salvador of the date and hour of their proposed arrival in Guatemala.

  1. See footnote 29, p. 16.