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The Ambassador in Venezuela (Corrigan) to the Secretary of State

460. I again conferred with British and Netherlands Ministers today and concerted plans for preliminary memoranda to Venezuelan [Page 1665] Government to be presented separately by each [to] Foreign Minister52 next week.

Communications to be presented are in substantial agreement, but that of Netherlands Minister will particularly stress point of discriminatory treatment as applied to Dutch possessions.

My memorandum will follow lines of Department’s 377, April 28, 8 p.m., stressing reasons presented in numbered paragraph 3 of Department’s 367, April 26, but with introductory phrase to second paragraph: “aside from considerations related to successful pursuance of the war effort and continental defense”, in deference to British desire not to omit mention of this point.

  1. Caracciolo Parra Pérez.