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

No. 3231

Sir: I transmit for your confidential information and files a copy of this Department’s note to the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington, together with a copy of Statement LL–6,59 showing charges made against the Government of Venezuela during the period from June 1, 1945 through August 31, 1945 for defense materiel transferred under the terms of the Lend-Lease Agreement signed on March 18, 1942.60

It will be noted that the amount of charges during the period under reference is $57,591.11 and that charges through August 31, 1945 for all defense matériel transferred to Venezuela aggregate the grand total of $3,128,707.06. The approximate appropriate percentage payment due is $70,000.61

Very truly yours,

For the Secretary of State:
Spruille Braden
  1. Neither printed.
  2. For text, see Foreign Relations, 1942, vol. vi, p. 739.
  3. The Department of State had acknowledged on the dates indicated the repayments on Lend Lease by Venezuela in the following amounts during 1945: February 1, $900,000; March 22, $152,000; September 4, $293,000.