The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Chile (Bowers)

No. 5287

Sir: I transmit for your confidential information and files a copy of this Department’s note to the Chilean Embassy in Washington together with a copy of Statement LL–6,52 showing charges made against the Government of Chile during the period from June 1, 1945, through August 31, 1945, for defense matériel transferred to Chile under the Lend-Lease Agreement signed on March 2, 1943.

It will be noted that the amount of charges made during the period under reference is $903,232.99. The charges made through August 31, [Page 754] 1945 for all matériel transferred to Chile aggregate the grand total of $20,190,856.58. To date two reimbursement payments on account amounting to a total of $5,000,000 have been received from Chile. Under the terms of the Agreement the next payment of $1,057,000 will be due January 1, 1946.

This Government will continue to maintain the policy of requesting reimbursement payments in accordance with the terms stipulated in the Lend-Lease Agreements with the various American Republics.

Very truly yours,

For the Secretary of State:
Spruille Braden
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