The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Venezuela (Corrigan)
377. The Department leaves to your judgment whether or not and to what degree representations may appropriately be made to the Venezuelan Government in connection with the matter referred to in your 448 of April 27. Department assumes that your decision will be based upon your knowledge of the local situation and discussions with British and Netherlands colleagues. Full weight should be given, however, to the principles set forth in numbered paragraph 3 of Department’s 367 of April 26. British Embassy here has been informed of substance of both your 448 and this telegram.