The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Chile (Bowers)
Sir: I refer to the Department’s secret telegram no. 41 of January 12, concerning the importance of Chile’s formalizing its status by becoming a member of the United Nations. This matter is taking on added importance and, in order to present the need for early action and make his own stand clear and unequivocal, the President has considered it best to address personal letters in the premises to the Presidents of the six American republics concerned.
The letter addressed to the President of Chile is enclosed and you are requested to deliver it immediately to President Ríos. A copy is likewise attached for your secret information. Similar presentations are being made at Quito, Lima, Caracas, Montevideo and Asunción.
I wish to underline the fact that the highest importance is attached to Chile’s taking this step at the earliest possible date. I am confident that you will present the matter urgently and at the same time in its proper perspective.
Please submit a telegraphic report as soon as possible.
Very truly yours,