740.0011 EW/2–1045: Telegram

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

117. Ambassador Escalante came to the Embassy early this morning and informed me in strict confidence that the matter upon which he had come for consultation was favorably resolved yesterday at a meeting of the President and his Cabinet. The formula for action is being worked out and it seems likely that a special session of Congress [Page 1422] will have to be called (see my telegrams Nos. 52, January 23, 7 p.m., and 81, February 1, 7 p.m.) on account of strict constitutional limits to the power of the executive.