The American Minister in Guatemala ( Des Portes ) to the Guatemalan Minister for Foreign Affairs ( Salazar )26

No. 338

Excellency: I have the honor to inform Your Excellency that I have received a communication from the Department of State in [Page 451] Washington, D.C., informing me that the full powers authorizing me to sign the Lend-Lease Agreement and the accompanying Note and Memorandum of Agreement have been signed by the President of the United States of America and are being transmitted to me by air mail.

Pending the receipt of the full powers, which will of course be delivered promptly to Your Excellency, it is requested that this communication be accepted in lieu thereof for the purpose of the signature on this date of the Lend-Lease Agreement and accompanying documents.

Please accept [etc.]

Fay Allen Des Portes
  1. Copy transmitted to the Department by the Minister in Guatemala in his despatch No. 3378, November 17; received November 20.