810.20 Defense/5211/6: Telegram

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

61. Department’s circular telegram July 11, 4 p.m.59 Major L. Mathewson, U.S. Army, and Major C. C. Jerome, U.S. Marine Corps, have been designated respectively to represent the War and Navy Departments in the proposed conversations with Guatemalan officials. It is expected that they will arrive in Guatemala in time for the conversations to begin September 16. You will be informed through the Legation at San Salvador of the proposed date and means of their arrival in Guatemala. Following the conclusion of their conversations in Guatemala they will return to the United States.

A separate telegram60 is being sent you outlining the agenda for the proposed conversations, which you may communicate in strictest confidence to the appropriate Guatemalan authorities.

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