800.85191/623: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Minister in Costa Rica (Hornibrook)

43. Your telegram no. 49, March 26, 8 p.m. and no. 50, March 27, 6 p.m. Please inform the President of Costa Rica that this Government shares his concern regarding the two foreign vessels at Puntarenas. The problem involved is one to which this Government has been giving the most careful study and in regard to which it is hoped in the relatively near future to determine upon a policy. As soon as any determination is reached, it is planned to inform the Costa Rican Government and the Governments of other interested American republics, in order that this Government may obtain the benefit of their views. You should suggest to the Costa Rican authorities the desirability of not taking any specific steps in this matter other than those which are merely precautionary pending further developments.