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United States Department of State / Index to the executive documents of the House of Representatives for the second session of the fiftieth Congress, 1888-'90
(1888-1889)

Correspondence with the legation of Guatemala at Washington,   pp. 829-831 PDF (1.0 MB)


Page 831


to endeavor to extend day by day their commercial relations, which are
in truth continually assuming larger proportions, to the benefit of both
nations.
  This is demonstrated by the increase at New York of importations
and exportations from and to the ports of my country, and also by the
fact of all the great enterprises of Guatemala being in the hands of
American companies, to which my Government lends every kind of
facility.
  These circumstances will make evident to your excellency that my
Government endeavors to render more intimate the happy ties of friend-
ship which bind it to that of your excellency, and by very special in-
structions from the state department of Guatemala, to this end is
directed the communication of Senior ,Lainfiesta, to which your excel-
lency has so kindly replied.
  Perhaps going into the details of the subject with your excellency,
a treaty of friendship and commerce could be made between Guatemala
and the United States in which your excellency, as explained in the
penultimate paragraph of your note to Don Karl Kloss, could-not au-
thorize more than the Constitution allows, obtaining at the same time
favorable advantages, beneficial to our respective countries.
  Until my Government is made acquainted, as your excellency desires,
with the documents you have been pleased to transmit to me, I take
the liberty of calling your illustrious attention to the views (conceptos)
of the anterior paragraph, which your excellency will doubtless note.
   I offer your excellency most earnest and sincere thanks for the senti-
ments of friendship for my Government expressed in your esteemed
letter. This is a new evidence of regard for Guatemala which will be
duly appreciated, aid in the name of the Government of my country I
testify the deepest gratitude.
   I avail, etc.,
                                             MAZUEL MONT(JFAR.
831
GUATEMALA.


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