822.796/450: Telegram

The Minister in Ecuador ( Long ) to the Secretary of State

354. For Clayton from Morgan.

“Your 255, September 1970 just received. Never intended to sign the agreement with figures in blank but only to [initial?] the text of the agreement with the Minister for Foreign Affairs for signature later in Washington. Please see last paragraph of my letter of September 2.70

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Committee will not accept figure of $100,000 with two planes since it insists upon a substantial ‘cushion.’ See my telegram no. 349, September 19.71 Please authorize 150,000 maximum amount as originally authorized. Believed that actual payments to be made may be substantially less.”

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