The Secretary of State to the Chargé in Colombia ( Lockett )

No. 569

Sir: I transmit for your confidential information and files a copy of this Department’s note to the Colombian Embassy in Washington, together with a copy of statement LL–6,33 showing charges made against the Government of Colombia 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 17, 1942.

It will be noted that charges during the period under reference are counterbalanced by credits to a net figure of $679.76 credit to Colombia, and that charges through August 31, 1945, for all defense materiel [Page 859] transferred to the Government of Colombia aggregate the grand total of $6,566,951.52. The reimbursement now due is $518,000.34

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
  1. Neither printed.
  2. In two notes of February 2, and July 2, 1945, addressed to the Colombian Chargé, the Department acknowledged the receipt of $1,922,000 and $478,000 on the lend-lease account (821.24/1–1545 and 6–2745).