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(1919)

Costa Rica,   pp. 803-876 PDF (23.6 MB)


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FOREIGN RELATIONS, 1919, VOLUME I
818.00/909: Telegram
The Consul at San Jose' (Chase) to the Secretary of State
[Extract]
SAN JOSE, September 30, 1919, 2 p.m.
[Received October 1, 7.50 p.m.]
My opinion is that the Amory oil concession will be annulled if
requested by our Government but that this request should be held
in abeyance until after the congressional elections to prevent possible
attempts to influence them.46
CHASE
818.6363Am6/29: Telegram
The Secretary of State to the Consul at San Jose' (Chase)
WASHINGTON, December 9, 1919, 6 p.M.
Your September 30, 2 P.M. While Department does not desire
that you should make request for annulment of Amory concession,
you are authorized to suggest to Costa Rican Government that this
concession was granted against wishes of the United States Gov-
ernment which informed the Costa Rican Government at the time
that it considered it most important that only approved Americans
should possess oil concessions in the neighborhood of Panama Canal
and that Amory concession did not appear to meet these require-
ments. At present time it is doubted whether the concession is
controlled by bona fide American interests in good standing. You
may further recall to the attention of the Costa Rican Government
that the United States Government has declared that it would not
consider any claims of American citizens arising from a business
transaction with the Tinoco administration as worthy of its diplo-
matic support.
LANSING
CONVENTION WITH THE UNITED STATES FOR FACILITATING
THE WORK OF TRAVELING SALESMEN
(See page 45, footnote 47.)
"For report of the temporary annulment of all concessions, see the Consul's
telegram of Oct. 31, p. 864.
876


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