Memorandum of Conversation, by the Under Secretary of State (Welles)

The British Ambassador called to see me today at his request. The Ambassador handed me a letter and a note, copies of which are attached herewith,4 dealing with the proposed arbitration of the controversy between Guatemala and Great Britain. I expressed to the Ambassador my appreciation of the interest which he had taken in this matter and urged that this communication be conveyed to the Guatemalan Government as quickly as possible. The Ambassador said he thought the British Minister in Guatemala would be able to convey the communication within the next ten days. I asked the Ambassador if he had any objection to my informing the American Minister in Guatemala that this proposal was on the way and the Ambassador replied that he would be very happy if I did so.

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