The Chargé in Guatemala (Cabot) to the Secretary of State
[Received November 13.]
Sir: With reference to the Department’s strictly confidential Instruction No. 492 of October 5, 1940,63 I have the honor to enclose herewith copy and translation of the reply which I have received from the Foreign Office with respect to the staff conversations held between Guatemalan and American officers in this City in September last. This reply has been delayed due to the absence of General Mendoza in the United States.
The Department will note that although the points made in this note largely cover those raised in the Department’s instruction No. 503 of October 21, 1940,64 the Foreign Minister has made it clear to me that this reply was prepared before he had received the note which I submitted in accordance with the Department’s instruction under [Page 119] reference: I shall of course forward the Guatemalan reply to my second note as soon as it has been received.