The Ambassador in Uruguay ( Briggs ) to the Secretary of State
Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt on March 1 of the Department’s instruction no. 22 of February 19, 1948,1 and to transmit herewith a copy of a self-explanatory memorandum summarizing the conversation which I had with the Uruguayan Foreign Minister this morning.
- In this communication, not printed, the Secretary of State instructed the Ambassador in Uruguay (Briggs) to convey to the appropriate officials of the Uruguayan Government a summary of facts relating to the failure of the Compañia Uruguaya de Comercio y Marítima S.A. to obtain the final allocation of three surplus T–2 tankers from the Maritime Commission (833.85/2–1948).↩
- In A–149, June 18, not printed, the Secretary of State informed the Embassy in Uruguay that effective March 1, 1948, the Merchant Ships Sales Act of 1946 was amended to prohibit further sales by the Maritime Commission of government-owned warbuilt vessels to non-citizens (833.85/5–1248).↩