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56 STAT.] EL SALVADOR- INTER-AMERICAN HIGHWAY- ebn. 13, 1942 1843 Feb. 13, 1942 [Translation] LEGATION OF EL SALVADOR WASHINGTON JANUARY 30, 1942. MR. SECRETARY OF STATE: Complying with instructions received from my Government, I have the honor to request Your Excellency's kind cooperation in the following matter: Public Act No. 375,[1] approved by the Senate and House of Repre- sentatives of the United States of America, assigns a sum not greater than twenty million dollars ($20,000,000) for cooperating with the Governments of the Central American republics in the study and building of the Pan American Highway. The Government of El Salvador, after having signed the corresponding loan contract with the Export-Import Bank of Washington, is ready to continue work on the Pan American Highway, which is already quite well advanced, the National Legislative Assembly having approved for that purpose by Decree No. 109, published in the Diario Oficial of December 24 last, an extraordinary budget amounting to the sum of one million colones (T 1,000,000) for the financing of the building of one third of what remains to be built of the section of the Pan American Highway belonging to El Salvador. My Government takes the liberty of most courteously requesting the Government of the United States of America to authorize the Office of Public Roads Administration, Federal Works Agency, to take the steps necessary to render effective, so far as El Salvador is concerned, the cooperation contemplated in Public Act No. 375 mentioned above. I take the liberty of enclosing with this note two certified copies of Legislative Decree No. 109, mentioned above. I thank you in advance for the courteous consideration which Your Excellency may be pleased to give this matter. I take great pleasure in availing myself of this new opportunity to repeat to Your Excellency the assurances of my highest consideration. C. A. ALFARO Charge d'Affaires ad interim of El Salvador DE-45 and enclosures A-815 .4 His Excellency CORDELL HULL, Secretary of State, Washington, D. C . '155 Stat. 860.1