810.20 Defense/7–1540: Telegram

The Ambassador in Colombia (Braden) to the Secretary of State

191. For the Under Secretary. Department’s No. 131, July 13, 3 p.m. Yesterday noon I read a paraphrase of your telegram to the President. He replied could not have been more satisfactory and in his message at opening of Congress July 20 he will refer briefly to Colombian civics needs and request necessary authorization to obtain financing.

He also praised your confidential statement to committee in Washington regarding Habana Conference agenda,7 as demonstrating complete comprehension by you of necessities of the situation.

  1. See statement to be made orally by Mr. Welles at the meeting of the Inter-American Financial and Economic Advisory Committee of July 11, 1940, p. 371.