Memorandum by the Under Secretary of State (Welles) to the Adviser on Political Relations (Duggan)

Mr. Duggan: I have spoken personally with Admiral Stark. He is instructing Captain Spears not to sign any written agreement and [Page 380] not to have the Argentines sign any written agreement. Their recommendations will consequently be merely regarded as having been formulated for submission to the Chief of Naval Operations. I think you better make sure that the War Department follows the lead of the Navy Department in this matter.

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