The Ambassador in Uruguay (Dawson) to the Secretary of State
[Received 11:09 a.m.]
392. The Uruguayan Government sent yesterday to Congress a message urgently requesting authority to sign our proposed agreement for the delivery of war material under the lease-lend program. The message has been published but not the text of the agreement. The message sets forth the financial terms offered by us, states that they are exceptionally advantageous and that our offer should be accepted promptly, and points out that of the $7,800,000 which Uruguay would pay for $17,000,000 worth of material about $4,000,000 would be covered from proceeds of the national defense loan authorized last year. Text of message follows by air mail.