710 Conference W and PW/1–2245: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Paraguay (Beaulac)

45. Urtel 54 January 22, 4 p.m. Department circular of January 19 midnight in no way contemplated encouraging governments of the other American Republics to present requests for economic aid on the occasion of the conference at Mexico.

Sole purpose of circular is to obtain for our delegation as much information as possible concerning requests for economic aid which might be made of our delegation during the course of negotiations in which foreign delegates might choose to use such requests for trading purposes. Possessed of such data, our delegation would be in a position to discuss or parry such requests with full previous knowledge of the facts.