The Acting Secretary of State to the Paraguayan Chargé (Campos)


Sir: I transmit herewith two copies each of Statement LL–9 and supporting schedules20 reporting charges made against the Government of Paraguay during the period from March 1, 1946 through May 31, 1946, covering defense material transferred in accordance with the terms of the Lend-Lease Agreement signed on September 20, 1941 by representatives of the Governments of the Republic of Paraguay and the United States of America.

It will be noted that there were no charges during the period under reference, and that charges through May 31, 1946 for all defense material transferred to the Government of Paraguay aggregate the grand total of $1,620,746.85. Of this grand total the sum of $43,000 represents the approximate appropriate percentage due on account from the Government of Paraguay. However, since a reimbursement payment on account in the amount of $33,000 has already been received, the balance now due is $10,000.

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It would be appreciated by this Government if payment of the sum of $10,000 could be made by the Government of Paraguay in the form of a check drawn to the order of the “Treasurer of the United States”. Such a check should be sent to this Department for appropriate disposition.

It is requested that the enclosed statement and supporting schedules be treated by the Government of Paraguay on a most confidential basis.

Accept [etc.]

For the Acting Secretary of State:
Spruille Braden
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