The Secretary of State to the Venezuelan Ambassador (Escalante)

The Secretary of State presents his compliments to His Excellency the Ambassador of Venezuela and has the honor to refer to the latter’s note of November 2,23 concerning a request which was presented on July 28 to the International Aid Division of the War Department for military equipment which the Venezuelan Government desires to obtain under the provisions of the Lend-Lease Agreement.

In pursuance of His Excellency’s request, this Department invited the attention of the appropriate military officials to this matériel. The latter have replied that they have been giving it their careful consideration and that they hope to be in a position to take appropriate action as soon as the strategic situation permits.

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