561. Memorandum of a Conversation, Montevideo, December 10, 19571


  • Ambassador Jefferson Patterson
  • Mr. James Espy
  • President Arturo Lezama

On my making some mention of wool tops, President Lezama said that he thought Sadil would remain closed, but rose to a defense of Uruguayan textiles.

I stated that I had had some suits of Uruguayan wool made up and would be glad to wear them in the United States during my forthcoming leave of absence.

Throughout our talk, the President showed a cordial disposition, expressed good wishes to us and our families for the holidays, and welcomed Mr. Espy in his capacity as Chargé d’Affaires ad interim.

  1. Source: Department of State, Central Files, 733.58/12–1157. Secret. Drafted by Patterson.