The Secretary of State to the Costa Rican Ambassador (Gutiérrez)


Excellency: I have the honor to transmit herewith two copies each of Statements LL–10 and LL–11 and supporting schedules27 reporting charges made against Your Excellency’s Government during the period from June 1, 1946 through September 30, 1946, covering defense material transferred in accordance with the terms of the [Page 594] Lend-Lease Agreement signed on January 16, 194232 by representatives of the Republic of Costa Rica and the United States of America.

It will be noted that charges during the period under reference were $1,534.55, and that charges through September 30, 1946 aggregate the grand total of $153,502.07. Of this grand total the sum of $83,000 represents the appropriate percentage due on account from the Government of Costa Rica under the terms specified in the Agreement. … No payments have been received to date.

I bring this matter most earnestly to the attention of the Government of Costa Rica in the hope that there may be received as soon as possible from the Government of Costa Rica a check in the amount of $83,000, which would cover sums due including arrears.…

Accept [etc.]

For the Secretary of State:
Spruille Braden