810.20 Defense/199/14a: Telegram

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

93. Department’s circular telegram July 11, 4 p.m.36 Lieutenant Colonel R. L. Christian, U. S. Army, and Captain W. D. Brereton, U. S. Navy, have been designated respectively to represent the War and Navy Departments in the proposed staff conversations. It is expected that they will arrive in Montevideo in time for the conversations to begin August 29. Although final arrangements have not been made for similar staff conversations in Buenos Aires, it is anticipated that such conversations will be held first in that city and upon their termination the officers will proceed to Montevideo, informing you through the Embassy at Buenos Aires of the proposed date and method of their arrival in Montevideo.

A separate telegram37 is being sent you outlining the agenda for the proposed conversations, which you may communicate in strictest confidence to the appropriate Uruguayan authorities.

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