The Ambassador in Uruguay ( Dawson ) to the Secretary of State
[Received 8:55 p.m.]
289. Department’s telegram No. 390, December 31, 1941, 7 p.m.16 With reference to the last phrase of paragraph 2, please confirm our presumption that a paragraph worded exactly as paragraph 3 of the Argentine Final Minutes,17 with appropriate changes to include Paraguay and Bolivia, would be acceptable to the Department. It is further presumed that the final minutes accompanying the draft text of the trade agreement transmitted with Department’s instruction No. 295 of May 28, 1941,18 together with the additional paragraph mentioned above, would constitute the definitive text of the final minutes. In conversation held today with officials of the Foreign Office assurances were given that consideration of Embassy’s note based on Department’s instruction No. 327 March 219 would be expedited and that a meeting to discuss with Embassy schedule I items pending agreement would be called on or about April 28. Delay attributed to pressure of work in preparation for the conference of the Emergency Advisory Committee on Political Defense now in session.