740.0011 E.W./2–2245: Telegram
The Ambassador in Uruguay (Dawson) to the Secretary of State
[Received 10:49 a.m.]
146. My press telegram 145.27 Debate in Senate on declaration of war was orderly and much less acrimonious and on much higher plane than in Chamber of Deputies. Principal Herrerista speaker Haedo28 said that although vigorously opposing bill Herreristas will obey measure once it becomes law.
[The Department of State issued a press release on February 24, 1945, giving text of telegram of February 23 from the Uruguayan Minister for Foreign Affairs (Serrato) to the Acting Secretary of State (Grew), stating that Uruguay had declared itself in a state of war with Germany and Japan and that the Uruguayan Ambassador had been authorized to sign the Declaration by the United Nations, and text of telegram of February 24 in reply, welcoming Uruguay into the ranks of the United Nations; for text of the press release, see Department of State Bulletin, February 24, 1945, page 294.]