831.24/107: Telegram

The Ambassador in Venezuela ( Corrigan ) to the Secretary of State

111. Department’s 98, February 10, 9 p.m. Foreign Minister has just handed me a memorandum in reply stating that material and personnel offered is suitable and in accordance with spirit of January staff conversations. Memorandum emphasizes that before bringing the unit offered, the chief thereof with small auxiliary personnel should come to Venezuela with authority to enter into definite arrangements concerning quartering installation, etc. Memorandum suggests that as many officers and personnel as possible have speaking knowledge of Spanish but declared it indispensable that the chief have this knowledge to obtain useful efficiency and harmonious understanding.

Copy and translation by air mail pouch.4

  1. Despatch No. 1711, February 18, and enclosures, not printed.