The Ecuadoran Minister (Elizalde) to the Acting Secretary of State

No. 3

Sir: In reply to your kind note No. 44 of January 10 last,10 I have the honor to confirm my note No. 1 of the 9th of that month11 and to inform you that I received today from my Government a telegram that a final remittance of 35000 pounds has paid in full the interests [coupon of interest] of the Guayaquil and Quito Railway Company for the year 1918.

My Government has thus redeemed the promise made to the Department of State to effect the payment on condition that it would receive permission to import 14000 tons of cocoa into the United States.

I avail myself [etc.]

R. H. Elizalde
  1. Ante, p. 172.
  2. Ante, p. 171.