825.24/395: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Chile ( Bowers )

304. With further reference to your 436, March 17, 9 p.m., it should be emphasized that, to all intents and purposes, and in spite of the nonsignature of a lend-lease agreement, this material is the [Page 18] property of the Chilean Government to dispose of as it wishes. Colonel Sackville’s instructions are designed with a view to insuring the most rapid possible training of Chilean units and the consequent prompt availability of the material for the defense of Chile and of the continent. Colonel Sackville will be pleased to discuss the entire situation with the Chilean authorities on this basis and his instructions can readily and promptly be modified to meet the views of the Chilean authorities.