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The American Ambassador in Spain (Hayes) to the Spanish Minister for Foreign Affairs (Jordana)47

No. 2258

Excellency: On February 10, 1944, I had the honor to send to Your Excellency my Note No. 2001 with which I transmitted a copy of a petition submitted by Mr. F. T. Caldwell, Vice President of the International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation, New York, addressed to the Presidency of the Government, appealing for an early and fair solution for a number of difficulties which have arisen in relations between the Company and the State and I requested Your Excellency’s good offices to assure full and prompt consideration of the matters set forth in that petition.

Your Excellency was good enough to inform me in Note No. 169 [1698?] of February 16, 1944, that my Note had been transmitted to the Presidency of the Government.

Almost two months have transpired since the petition referred to was delivered to the Presidency of the Government but no word has been received, either by the Company or by me, that action has been taken on any of the matters presented in that petition.

Under the circumstances my Government has now instructed me to request Your Excellency’s assurances that the complaints and claims submitted by the International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation nor the present Compañía Telefónica Nacional de España position will be affected or disturbed by any actions of the Spanish Government.

I avail myself [etc.]

Carlton J. H. Hayes
  1. Copy transmitted to the Department in despatch 2362, April 21, from Madrid; received May 11.