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

No. 5654

The Acting Secretary of State transmits for the confidential information and files of the Embassy copies of a note of even date to the Chilean Embassy in Washington and of Statement LL–8,41 showing charges made against the Government of Chile during the period from December 1, 1945, through February 28, 1946, for defense materiel transferred to Chile under the Lend-Lease Agreement signed on March 2, 1943.42

It will be noted that the amount of charges during the period under reference is $98,387.10, and that charges through February 28, 1946 for all materiel transferred to the Government of Chile aggregate the grand total of $20,253,953.48. Of this total the sum of $6,076,000 represents the approximate appropriate percentage due on account. [Page 573] Since two reimbursement payments amounting to a total of $5,000,000 have been received, the sum now due under the terms of the agreement is $1,076,000.

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.

  1. Neither printed.
  2. See bracketed note, Foreign Relations, 1943, vol. v, p. 816.