824.51/10–3147: Telegram

The Ambassador in Bolivia ( Flack ) to the Secretary of State

us urgent

922. For Espy Assistant Chief NWC. See my US Urgent telegram No. 921 today.5 On basis previous authorizations I proceeded point where Bolivian Government made initial payment 2,500,000 bolivianos with promise additional equivalent $150,000 during month November. On basis my negotiations Ernst had agreed deliver deed on payment initial 2,500,000 bolivianos. We now in receipt Department’s telegram 566 and Department’s airgram 2426 requesting application this late date of complicated procedure entirely unsuited conditions and situation Bolivia which will have adverse effect on residence purchase unless it can be waived as requested in my telegram cited. Please do everything possible enable Embassy treat with this matter as contemplated section 3 Department’s telegram 408, July 115 and as envisaged my negotiations to date. Am departing November 4 but Galbraith fully informed.7

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  4. Telegram 957, November 26, 7 p.m., from the Chargé (Galbraith), indicated that Bolivia made another payment of 3,800,000 bolivianos, making a total of 6,300,000 at the Bretton Woods exchange rate of 42. The terms of the purchase of the Ernst property were also indicated. In telegram 609, December 9, 2 p.m. to La Paz, the Department indicated its approval (124.241/11–2647).