811.515/2119: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Costa Rica ( Des Portes )

535. Your A–859, August 14. You are authorized, in your discretion, to inform the Costa Rican Government in general in accordance with the penultimate paragraph of your airgram but, rather than mentioning a specific date as the deadline, with the finality which a specific date connotes, you should, if you deem it advisable, inform the Costa Rican officials that the United States authorities will take [Page 113] steps to prevent encashment of the notes unless their deposit and appropriate freezing is effectuated within the very near future.