711.359 Sanitary/489: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Chargé in Argentina (Tuck)

178. The Argentine Ambassador has received a telegram from his Government regarding the serious situation created in Patagonia through the shutting off of the British market for chilled mutton and urging him to take up the possibility of obtaining ratification of the Sanitary Convention. The Ambassador is explaining to his Government, as the President explained to Dr. Melo49 on August 6th, that there is nothing that can possibly be done in this regard until after the November elections. Whenever a suitable opportunity arises, please go over this matter with the Foreign Minister pointing out the difficulties of obtaining the consent of the Senate at this time.

  1. Leopoldo Melo, Personal Representative of the Argentine Minister for Foreign Affairs at the Second Meeting of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the American Republics at Habana, at that time visiting the United States.