811.20 Defense(M)/11215e Suppl.: Telegram
The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Venezuela (Corrigan)
176. Reference Department’s instruction no. 1552, December 4, 194236 and later telegrams on this subject. In anticipation of the successful conclusion of the cinchona negotiations in Venezuela plans are in the process of formulation for the sending of a representative of the Cinchona Unit of the Board of Economic Warfare to Venezuela to lay the groundwork for our program in that country. His duties are to assemble all available information concerning cinchona resources in Venezuela and if possible to arrange to utilize the services of local botanists and foresters in ascertaining the quality, quantity and accessibility of cinchona stands in Venezuela.
If you perceive no objection, please inquire of the appropriate authorities of the Venezuelan Government whether they would object to our sending a representative to Venezuela for this purpose in advance of the completion of negotiations.