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

The Ambassador of Chile called to see me this morning at his request.

The Ambassador asked that Ambassador Bowers be informed by telegram that while the Government of the United States did not find itself able to sign any continental communication to the German Government of the nature proposed by Chile with regard to the execution by Germany of hostages, it nevertheless supported fully the principles maintained by the Government of Chile in that regard. I said that I should be glad to see that this was done.

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