740.0011 European War 1939/10721

The Chargé in Cuba ( Beaulac ) to the Secretary of State

No. 1977

Sir: Supplementing my telegram No. 60, May 2, 3 p.m.,8 I have the honor to report that I discussed with the Minister of State, Dr. Cortina, the possibility of Cuba’s addressing an informal communication to the Government of Spain along the lines suggested in the Department’s circular of April 29, 10 p.m.

Dr. Cortina said that he believed that no harm could be done, at this stage, by appealing to Spain to cooperate in the sense of taking no steps which might result in extending the scope of the war, and that, on the other hand, some good might possibly be accomplished. He said that he liked the formula suggested by the Department and that he would instruct the Cuban Chargé d’Affaires, in Madrid to address a communication to the Spanish Government along those lines.

Respectfully yours,

Willard L. Beaulac
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