811.20 Defense (M) Argentina/396: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Argentina ( Armour )

1754. From U. S. Commercial Company. Embassy’s 2282, November 16, 4 p.m.37 As it was not possible to give you a telegraphic reply in time, we telephoned T. J. Williams to purchase the lot of platinum at the price indicated, on the understanding, which he assured us was correct, that if we did not purchase same it would fall into unfriendly hands.

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Please continue to cable us for instructions when further lots of this nature are available on the market. [U. S. Commercial Company.]

Hull
  1. Not printed; it indicated that 2½ kilos of platinum were available.