740.0011 EW/1–2645

Memorandum of Conversation, by the Assistant Secretary of State (Rockefeller)

Dr. Escalante37 came in and showed me a copy of a letter which he had just received from President Medina which had been written as a result of Ambassador Corrigan’s visit concerning the declaration of war. The President was obviously very disturbed about the situation as was the Ambassador. I told him of the letter from President Roosevelt and gave a copy of it to him. He was very pleased and felt it would mean a great deal to President Medina. He said he would communicate with his President in this connection. He saw the importance of the situation not only to Venezuela, but to all the United Nations as a whole.

N[elson] A. R[ockefeller]
  1. Diógenes Escalante, Venezuelan Ambassador in the United States.