810.20 Defense/199/14: Telegram

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

178. Department’s 93, August 4, 3 p.m., and circular August 4, 4 p.m. I communicated this information to Guani this morning. He said that Uruguayan officers will be prepared to begin the conversations on the date indicated. He added that certain members of the Uruguayan Senate “will make a row” if they hear of the conversations, but that the Government shares our views that such conversations are advisable.

In connection with this question please see third paragraph of memorandum enclosed with my strictly confidential despatch 394, June 28.38 The conversations here, particularly those on naval matters, will be influenced by what is accomplished in Buenos Aires.

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