810.20 Defense/722/15a: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Minister in Costa Rica (Hornibrook)

42. Department’s 40, June 3, 3 p.m. Captain Maxwell D. Taylor, U. S. Army, and Major Clayton C. Jerome, U. S. Marine Corps, have been designated by the War and Navy Departments respectively to undertake the confidential conversations with the Costa Rican authorities.

They expect to arrive in San José by plane from Panama June 10. After they have terminated their conversations in San José they will visit Managua, Tegucigalpa, San Salvador and Guatemala in the order named to undertake similar conversations in each capital.

You will be advised through the Embassy in Panama of the exact hour of their arrival in San José.