810.20 Defense/196/14a: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Minister in Uruguay (Wilson)

44. From the Under Secretary. Your 81, May 25, 1 p.m.30 Captain W. O. Spears, U. S. Navy, and Major M. B. Ridgway, U. S. Army, have been designated by their respective Departments to undertake the proposed conversations in Montevideo with the Uruguayan authorities. Captain Spears will proceed direct by Pan American plane to Buenos Aires, arriving June 7, and following termination of his conversations there will proceed to Montevideo, advising you in advance of the date of his arrival. Major Ridgway will not reach Montevideo until some time later, as he is first undertaking similar conversations in Bogotá and Caracas. The officers concerned will travel on special passports and carry credentials as diplomatic couriers. [Welles.]

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