740.00111A Neutrality Patrol/165
The Minister in Ecuador (Long) to the Secretary of State
[Received October 25.]
Sir: I have the honor to refer to the Department’s confidential telegram no. 240 of September 12, 9 p.m. and the Legation’s telegram no. 314 of September 13, 6  p.m. and no. 332 of September 16, 5 p.m.24 regarding permission for patrol vessels and planes of the United States to visit the Galápagos Islands and Ecuadoran ports.
The Legation has now received a memorandum from the Foreign Office indicating that the necessary instructions have been issued by [Page 267] the Minister of National Defense to permit the vessels of the United States and airplanes on patrol duty to enter the ports of the Galápagos Islands and Ecuadoran ports.
Copies of the memorandum and translation are attached.25