811.20 Defense (M) Chile/8–845

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

No. 12,586

Sir: I have the honor to inform the Department that a note (a copy of which is attached),41 indicating that the Government of the United States had agreed to a final extension of the over-all minerals purchase agreement for a period of two months, ending September 30, 1945, was handed today to the Foreign Office.

It will be noted that the terms of the extension indicated in my note conform to those in the Department’s telegram No. 622 of July 31, 1945. It will also be noted that the note points out the duration of the minerals purchase agreement, the approximate amount spent by the U.S. Commercial Company for ores and concentrates purchased under the agreement, and the fact that the final extension of the agreement is for the sole purpose of giving the Chilean Government additional time to effect adjustments of conditions which will result from the expiration of the agreement.

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Respectfully yours,

Claude G. Bowers
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