The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Ecuador (Scotten)

No. 1367

Sir: I transmit for your confidential information and files a copy of this Department’s note to the Ecuadoran Embassy in Washington together with a copy of Statement LL–6,74 showing charges made against the Government of Ecuador during the period from June 1, 1945 through August 31, 1945 for defense materiel transferred to Ecuador under the Lend-Lease Agreement signed on April 6, 1942.

It will be noted that the amount of charges during the period under reference is $12,477.77, and that charges through August 31, 1945 for all matériel transferred to Ecuador aggregate the grand total of $5,965,367.04. Of this grand total the sum of $210,000 represents the approximate appropriate percentage due on account. A payment of $209,000 was received in October of this year.

Very truly yours,

For the Secretary of State:
James C. Dunn
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