The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Uruguay (Dawson)
208. Your 357 August 20, 6 p.m. In view of the fact that the financial terms vary from country to country the Department would not welcome publication of the various texts which would permit comparison [Page 555] of the financial terms offered the several American republics. Nevertheless, if the proper Uruguayan procedure requires a general congressional discussion of the matter, and since the secret cannot be properly guarded, the Department authorizes you in your discretion to agree to the publication of the text of the agreement.
The Department is sending you a revised text of the Lend Lease Agreement which contains no changes of substance, but a number of modifications of form to make mutual the undertakings of Articles 4 and 5 and the suspension of deliveries clause of Article 1 (text of July 26 Instruction12). A parallel text has already been sent to Rio de Janeiro, and the Department is requesting the Embassy there to telegraph it to you at once.
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