810.20 Defense/67 13/24a: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Chile ( Bowers )

133. Department’s circular telegram July 11, 4 p.m.74 Major M. D. Taylor, U. S. Army, and Commander W. W. Webb, U. S. Navy, [Page 56] have been designated respectively to represent the War and Navy Departments in the proposed staff conversations with Chilean officials. It is expected that Major Taylor will arrive in Santiago in time for the conversations to begin August 19. You will be informed later of the proposed date and means of arrival in Santiago of Major Taylor. Following the conclusion of the conversations in Santiago Major Taylor will proceed to La Paz and later to Lima to hold similar conversations.

A separate telegram75 is being sent you outlining the agenda for the proposed conversations which you may communicate in strictest confidence to the appropriate Chilean authorities.

  1. Ante, p. 10.
  2. Circular telegram of August 4, 4 p.m., p. 20.