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ican missions in the other South American capitals except Ecuador, the political regime now functioning in which is not recognized by the United States, and, for the present at least, Panama, with which an important treaty of a different character is now pending. 8 I am [etc.]
FRANK B. KELLOGG
The Minister in Bolivia (Cottrell) to the Secretary of State
La Paz, September 26, 1927.
[Received October 18.] SIR: With reference to the Department's Instruction No. 308, of August 19, 1927, in regard to the United States celebrating a general commercial treaty with Bolivia that would supersede “The Treaty of Peace, Friendship, Commerce and Navigation”, which was concluded by the two countries on May 13, 1858, I have the honor to report, upon discreet inquiry, that Bolivia would not at this time have any objection to such a treaty, so far as is known by the President and his Cabinet.
Just at this time, however, the Minister of Foreign Relations and Worship is regarded as hardly in position to take up such a matter immediately. Dr. Alberto Gutierrez, the Minister of Foreign Relations and Worship, and to whom the President has delegated consideration and action upon international affairs, is critically ill and has not been in the Ministry for more than two months.
Dr. Tomas Manuel Elio, the Minister of Hacienda and Industry, is temporarily in charge of the Portfolio of Foreign Relations. Dr. Alberto Cortadellas is Sub-Secretary and is in reality despatching all the work of this Ministry.
I am informed that if Dr. Gutiérrez does not recover soon, that a new Minister will be appointed and then the Bolivian Government will be pleased to consider the foregoing matter. Among those spoken of as the successor of Dr. Gutiérrez, in case he does not become physically able to assume his duties, is Dr. Daniel Sanchéz Bustamente, the Bolivian Minister to Chile, and at present in Buenos Aires as President of the Mission that is seeking to arbitrate the boundary question between Bolivia and Paraguay as to the Chaco.
As has been reported to the Department, Germany recently negotiated a treaty with Bolivia along the lines of the treaty that obtained
Si. e., the unperfected treaty between the United States and Panama, signed July 28, 1926. See Foreign Relations, 1926, vol. II, pp. 828 ff.; also ibid., 1927, vol. III, pp. 484 I. See pp. 315 fr.
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before the World War, with certain modifications which can be regarded as bringing it up to date.10
I will keep in close touch with the situation, as regards Instruction No. 308, and will keep the Department fully informed.11 I have [etc.]
JESSE S. COTTRELL
BOUNDARY DISPUTE WITH PARAGUAY
(See pages 315 ff.)
Agreement signed at La Paz, Mar. 12, 1924, regarding the re-entry into force of the treaty of friendship and commerce of July 22, 1908; League of Nations Treaty Series, vol. LXXIII, p. 95.
* These negotiations did not result in the signing of any treaty.
ESTABLISHMENT OF DIRECT DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA AND OF AMERICAN DIPLOMATIC REPRESENTATION IN THE IRISH FREE STATE?
The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Great Britain
WASHINGTON, December 1, 1926–6 p. m. 238. As the British Government has appointed a Minister for the Irish Free State and has expressed its intention of appointing a Minister for Canada, the Government of the United States desires to appoint a Minister to each of these countries. You are instructed to confer with Mr. Chamberlain and determine if such appointments would be acceptable to the British Government. Also endeavor to ascertain the desires of the British Government as to whom the Minister will be accredited and to whom his credentials should be presented. The following is for your information. The President has power to make the appointment without legislation but we must have an appropriation from Congress. Since this is the short session we desire to secure the appropriation as soon as possible.
The Chargé in Great Britain (Sterling) to the Secretary of State No. 1569
LONDON, January 10, 1927.
[Received January 22.] SIR: Referring to the Embassy's telegram No. 6, dated January 7th, 11 a. m., 1927, I have the honor to enclose herewith a copy, in triplicate, of the Note referred to therein from the Foreign Office, with regard to the appointments of Ministers from the United States to Canada and the Irish Free State. I have (etc.)
F. A. STERLING
* For correspondence concerning British proposal for the appointment of a Canadian Minister at Washington, see Foreign Relations, 1926, vol. I, pp. 578 ff. For correspondence concerning decision to accredit a Minister to represent the interests of the Irish Free State, see ibid., 1924, vol. I, pp. 246 ff. *Not printed.
The British Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (Chamberlain)
to the American Chargé (Sterling) No. T 152/92/373
LONDON, 6 January, 1927. SIR: Mr. Houghton : was good enough to inform Sir William Tyrrell + last month, on instructions from the United States Government, of the intention of the President of the United States of America to appoint United States Ministers at Ottawa and Dublin in view of the appointment of His Majesty's Ministers at Washington to represent the interests of Canada and the Irish Free State, and His Excellency enquired whether these appointments would be agreeable.
2. I now have the honour to state that His Majesty's Governments in Canada and the Irish Free State have learnt with much satisfaction of the intention of the President of the United States and that these appointments will be most agreeable.
3. In reply to Mr. Houghton's further enquiry in regard to the credentials of the Ministers whom the President proposes to appoint, the appropriate procedure would be that they should be addressed to His Majesty The King and presented to the Governor-General of Canada and of the Irish Free State respectively as His Majesty's Representative in each of those Dominions.5 I have [etc.]
(For the Secretary of State)
The British Ambassador (Howard) to the Secretary of State No. 49
WASHINGTON, January 24, 1927. SIR: I have the honour to refer to your note of December 4th last, notifying me that the appointment of the Honourable Vincent Massey as His Majesty's Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to represent the interests of the Dominion of Canada in the United States will be entirely agreeable to the United States Government.
In this connection, I have the honour to state that Mr. Massey has now advised me that he proposes to arrive at Washington at the end of the second week in February and is desirous of presenting his letters
Alanson B. Houghton, Ambassador in Great Britain. British Permanent Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs. 'Mr. William Phillips presented his credentials as American Minister in Canada on June 1, 1927, and Mr. Frederick A. Sterling presented his credentials as American Minister in the Irish Free State on July 27, 1927.
* Foreign Relations, 1926, vol. I, p. 580.
of credence on any day between the 15th and 19th of February. I should accordingly be most grateful if you would be so good as to notify me at your earliest convenience on what date it will be convenient for the President to receive Mr. Massey for the presentation of his credentials. At the same time, I have the honour to inform you that the Government of Canada are desirous that I should accompany Mr. Massey to the White House on this occasion. I have [etc.]
The Secretary of State to the British Ambassador (Howard)
WASHINGTON, January 29, 1927. EXCELLENCY: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt on the 26th instant of Your Excellency's note No. 49 of January 24th, in which, referring to my note of December 4th last with reference to the appointment of the Honorable Vincent Massey as His Majesty's Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to represent the interests of the Dominion of Canada in the United States, you inform me that Mr. Massey proposes to arrive in Washington at the end of the second week of February, and is desirous of presenting his letters of credence to the President on any day between the fifteenth and the nineteenth of February. You also inform me that the Government of Canada is desirous that you should accompany Mr. Massey to the White House upon this occasion.
In reply I have the honor to inform you that the President will be glad to receive the appointed Minister of Canada, accompanied by Your Excellency, at three-thirty o'clock on the afternoon of Friday, February eighteenth, at the White House.?
I shall of course expect to have the pleasure of Your Excellency's presentation of Mr. Massey to me so soon as shall be mutually convenient after his arrival in Washington, and to receive from him at that time a copy of his letter of credence and a draft of the remarks which he purposes to make to the President—unless I shall have been sooner favored with the remarks through Your Excellency's courtesy.
Pursuant to the understanding reached between you and Mr. Wright, Assistant Secretary of State, in conversation on the twenty-fifth instant, Mr. Wright will call for Mr. Massey a few moments before the appointed time, for the purpose of escorting him to the White House, together with such members of his staff as he may desire to present. In further accord with that understanding, it is expected that Your Excellency will join the Minister and Mr. Wright at the White House;
'Mr. Massey presented his letter of credence on Feb. 18, 1927.