810.20 Defense/8–2040: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Minister in Paraguay (Howard)

27. Department’s 25, August 15, 3 p.m. Since the presence of Captain Brereton at Montevideo and at Buenos Aires during the visit [Page 155] of the two cruisers Wichita and Quincy the last part of August is urgently desired, the Department prefers to postpone the date for the inauguration of the staff conversations in Asunción, provided that the Paraguayan authorities perceive no objection, to September 9. Colonel Christian and Captain Brereton would arrive in Asuncion on September 6.

You are requested to inform the Department and the Embassy in Buenos Aires if the later date for the beginning of the conversations is acceptable to the Paraguayan Government.