The Ambassador in Chile (Bowers) to the Secretary of State
[Received 8 p.m.]
1490. Deptcirtel November 27, 4 p.m. Saw Fernández39 this morning for his reaction to the Uruguayan note. He said the President40 who has just returned now has it and is studying it with the view to giving him his opinion possibly today though Ríos has a cold with fever. The Minister implied that “off the record” he wondered if it would not be better for matters touched on in the Uruguayan note to be decided upon by the American nations in direct conference, as in Rio, rather than through the exchange of notes. However, when I restated the substance of the note, he agreed with its conclusions.
Fernández promised to inform me immediately on the result of the discussions with Rios and others in the Foreign Office.41